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Cathedrale de Lausanne, Lausanne

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lausanne attractions like Cathedrale de Lausanne can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Go, the artwork, story and view is absolutely stunning ! It is fascinating to se such a huge church in the center of Lausanne !  more »
  • Quite beautiful inside the cathedral in a gothic style. Free entry and photos allowed. Difficult to find parking around the area.  more »
  • Surprising, full of details from the entrance of the Church to travel inside of it.
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  • Wonderful atmosphere but all a bit faded and crumbling. The big cathedrals in Paris are better.
  • This cathedral was absolutely beautiful. Unlike so many that you see, the simple stone interior, intricate carvings and stained glass windows took us back to another time. Well worth a look.
  • Beautiful colorful experience. Its amazing to visit. You can also go up to see a view of the city.
  • Comparable to the size and grandeur of the Bern Cathedral (at least from outside). Easily the highlight of the Lausanne Old Town. Since the cathedral complex is elevated you get a wonderful view of the Old Town from the viewing deck. Quite a lot of people hanging out here and taking photos. Magnificent.
  • Beautiful cathedral with a panoramic view of the city. We really loved the ornate, weathered doors and intricate stained glass.