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. Put Cathedrale de Lausanne and other Lausanne attractions into our Lausanne road trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The cathedral is very nice, but not that large. The stained glass windows are beautiful. We planned to return another day to climb the tower, but never had the opportunity.  more »
  • It's a quite nice visit, nevertheless, if you have been to a number of cathedrals in other cities you won't find this one worth visiting as it's not really stunning inside.  more »
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  • This is one of the oldest place of worship from protestant Christians in Switzerland. It has a very long history of existence. While the tall roof is more than 50 feet giving ambience great peace. The beautifully painted glass you must notice. It is a vantage point from here to see the city of Lausanne. Do visit.
  • Historic cathedral in Old Town Lausanne. Huge organ, large stained glass windows and explanations in English and French about to each statue around the entrance to the church. You can buy a ticket in the gift shop that will allow you to climb up the bell tower to have some nice views of Lausanne and the old town.
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