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Cathedrale St-Nicholas

rue des Chanoines 3 | The Old Town, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 347 10 40
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Excellent Cathedral

Smaller than most European Cathedrals, it is in excellent condition generally (though I suspect... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeterDeon
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San Francisco, CA
via mobile
Pure gothic art

Gothic features are seen outside and inside the cathedral. The unfinished bell tower somewhat... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Mira V
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Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia
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rue des Chanoines 3 | The Old Town, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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"stained glass windows"
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"nice cathedral"
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"gothic cathedral"
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"beautiful inside"
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"worth a visit"
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"climb the stairs"
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"beautiful view"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller than most European Cathedrals, it is in excellent condition generally (though I suspect interior paint treatments have been cleaned off. Good stained glass windows with a few bizarre scenes. I recommend a trip to the top of the tower for good views of the...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Gothic features are seen outside and inside the cathedral. The unfinished bell tower somewhat spoils the gothic picture, because it lacks its pointed top. The entrance is quite impressive. Inside there are numerous pointed arches, beautiful narrow and high stained glass windows and a magnificent...More

Thank Mira V
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The cathedral is very beautiful inside and out. If you're in Fribourg, this is defenitely something you have to visit. You will also have a nice view on the top, so make sure you climb those stairs! If you are going, make sure you also...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is certainly not the greatest cathedral you'll ever see but for such a small town it's impressive. And it's interesting to compare it to a cathedral from around the same time period but protestant rather than catholic, such as for example the Muenster in...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Not the best around but surely the typical swiss style gothic cathedral. Free entrance and good place to find peace...

Thank Alex F
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I like this gothic cathedral. It's very spiritual, big but still not huge, placed in an odd spot in the middle of the street. Outside to a far and to a close view too, you will see only the severe grey gothic carved rock, but...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I happened to have some free time to walk around town and decided to visit the St. Nicholas cathedral. This is worth the stop. Amazing history, a crypt, and relic. Beautiful even outside.

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The cathedral is nice, nothing special, but the view from the tower is amazing. It is not expensive at all to go up on in, it costs only few CHF, but be careful about the decision to go up since the stairs are really narrow...More

Thank TripsFemme
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Cathedral of St. Nicholas - Catholic Cathedral in the city of Fribourg, dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra. The Cathedral, located in the north-western part of the old town. The construction of the cathedral began in 1283 and was completed in several stages by the...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you visit Interlagen, you should see the cathedral as it is one of the most beatiful cathedral you can find in Switzerland.

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