Lausanne Cathedral

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1005
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +41-213167160
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral , Community And Government, Religious, Churches

Lausanne Cathedral - Review

Switzerland’s most beautiful cathedral soars high above Lake Geneva. Consecrated in 1275, once home to the miraculous Golden Virgin, and widely considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere, the cathedral is nevertheless incomplete – restoration and construction go on to this day.

Its many striking features are a rich heritage, but once, it had many more – tapestries, the golden statue, altars, paintings, other statuary and treasures – all were stripped away by the Reformation and the Bernese army in 1536.

Today, you can still see:

  • The giant Gothic rose window on the south facade.
  • The flying buttresses that support the choir.
  • The Montfalcon Portal that has many sculptures carved into it.
  • The Great Porch – a tall arcade
  • Great Bay – a vaulted alleyway
  • The Gothic interior
  • The painted portal
  • The 13th century south rose window representing the four seasons, four elements, four winds, four rivers of paradise, and the twelve labors of the months and signs of the zodiac.
  • 13th-century choir stalls
  • Tomb of Otto of Grandson, a medieval knight
  • The cathedral organs – the only ones of their kinds

 A fun fact about the cathedral is how the night watchman still calls out the hour from 10:00 p.m – 2:00 a.m. This was an important position in the past to warn against fire or foe. You can climb the tower too, for wonderful views of Lausanne rooftops (it’s 153 steps).

Lausanne Cathedral Information

  • Paid parking at Riponne.
  • Get access to the belfry tower from the cathedral shop.

Lausanne Cathedral Ticket Prices

  • Entry is Totaly Free

How To reach Lausanne Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Bus: No. 7 stop "Caroline"
  • No. 16, stop "Pierre Viret"
  • No. 1 and No. 2, stop "Rue Neuve"
  • Metro: M2stop Bessière

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  • Lausanne Cathedral Address: Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1005
  • Lausanne Cathedral Contact Number: +41-213167160
  • Lausanne Cathedral Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Lausanne Cathedral Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lausanne Cathedral(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lausanne Cathedral: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lausanne Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Lausanne include Lausanne Cathedral in their plan

  • 34.6% of people start their Lausanne Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lausanne Cathedral

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

92.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lausanne Cathedral

People normally club together Sauvabelin Tower and Olympic Museum Lausanne while planning their visit to Lausanne Cathedral.

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  • Beautiful cathedral atop a bit of a climb. Lots of masonry on the door which is all explained in English inside the cathedral. I found it very interesting:) the stained glass windows were also beautiful

  • The cathedral itself is amazing and the vantage point offered is arguably the best in the city. It is quiet up near the cathedral with few tourists. I would recommend starting at the cathedral and working your way down, after looking at the city from one of the highest points.

  • Extremely recomendable to visit the cathedral tower. You get the best views of Lausanne and the lake. The rose windows are incredible. A must place to visit. It is recommended to visit the cathedral when it opens in the morning, at 9:00 (the tower opens at 9:30). Then during the day is full of people.

  • Beautiful cathedral with signs of original paintwork still visible in the rear alcove. Much of the exterior stonework has been replaced.

  • Great place to test cell phone echolocation programs and ASMR effects. Ivan Dokmanic’s research led me to investigate this place. No ghosts here.

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