Lausanne is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Lausanne one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Lausanne is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Lausanne or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Lausanne. Explore the historical monuments of Lausanne with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Lausanne guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Lausanne page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Lausanne landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Lausanne.
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Quai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The only place in the world to geek out on the Olympic Games. A quarter million annual visitors, a location right next to the OIC HQ, 10000 items on exhibit (making it the largest Olympic exhibit, not to mention the 87000 items in total) spread out over 3000 square metres, and spanning 2000+ years of Olympic history –this is the real deal. Th...
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Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne, Switzerland
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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...
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Place du Chateau, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland
The Chateau Saint-Maire was built by the Bishops of Lausanne between 1400 and 1430. The Chateau Saint-Maire is located up a hill near the cathedral. The walk may get tiring but is completely worth the time and energy. At the top of the hill you get a commendable view of the city which is enough to ease out the chaos and stress on your mind.
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1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
The highlight of the MuseeHistorique de Lausanne is a 250 square foot model of what Lausanne looked like in the 17th century. Situated right across from the cathedral, until the turn of the 15th century, the bishops of the cathedral used to live in this splendid manor. Changing many administrations- after the bishops’ residence, it subsequent...
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Westlake Church Lausanne Offices, Rue du Centre 72, 1025 St. Sulpice, Switzerland
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice) is beautifully decorated with sculpted lions and statues scattered in its premises. The church on the other hand has kept it simple and neat with modest pillars and elegant towers at both ends of the building. The church is built in Romanesque style with commendable interiors and exteriors. On a visi...
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Abbatiale de Romainmotier, Chemin Derrière-l'Eglise, 1323 Romainmotier
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Abbey Church Romainmôtier was built about a 1000 years back between 990 and 1030. This very fact makes the church the oldest Romanesque structures in Switzerland. The church features a pulpit from the 8th century and frescoes and choir chairs from the 14th and 15th century. The House of the Prior of Romainmotier which belongs to the 13th ...