Cathedrale de Lausanne, Lausanne

4.5
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Lausanne
To see an exquisite example of Gothic architecture, head to Cathedrale de Lausanne in the heart of the city's medieval Old Town. Built during the 12th and 13th centuries, the building replaced an earlier and much more modest church structure. Thanks to constant conservation efforts and a few careful restorations, the building appears today just as it did upon its completion in 1235. Step inside to see the world-famous organ, which took nearly a decade to design and consists of 7,000 pipes. Take a guided tour to learn more about the cathedral's architecture and history, and climb the tower for sweeping views over the city and its lake. Put Cathedrale de Lausanne and other Lausanne attractions into our Lausanne road trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Inside, we paid to go up in the bell tower. Went up, looked at the large bells and then continued up to higher levels and more bells. I would definitely suggest that you walk up those old time-worn.....  more »
  • Beautiful spot to stop and find peace in the city. The Rose Window is so beautiful. There are quite a few stained glass windows telling various stories if you have time to stop and peruse them.  more »
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  • A majestic cathedral with beautiful stain glass windows. It offers a respite from the busy city life. The downside is that it is located on top of a hill so you are required to walk on steep path. The pay off is when you reached the cathedral you will be able to catch a beautiful glimpse of the Lausanne skyline.
  • Beautiful cathedral in overlooking the city; a moderate walk due to the incline. Many places to stop and take in the views. Highlights include the magnificent pipe organ, statues and carvings of saints, crypts, etc. Four stars only because the entrance is a bit hard to locate for first-timers.
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