Lausanne Cathedral

Lausanne Cathedral

Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne nr,
Geneva 1005
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat, Sun: 8 AM to 7 PM

Lausanne’s 13th century Gothic cathedral dominates the skyline and can be seen from vantage points all over the city. Located in the center of the old city, and originally Catholic, it was built over a period of 105 years and is considered Switzerland’s finest Gothic building. The cathedral’s original and unusual multi-colored interior was covered over during the Reformation when religious imagery was frowned upon, but in the 20th century the work was restored. The cathedral’s 13th century rose window is one of the best in Europe in its depiction of the medieval view of the world. In 2003, the cathedral inaugurated a new 7,000 pipe organ at a cost of $4.2M, one of the most unusual ever built. Designed by an Italian, Giugiaro, and built by an American manufacturer, Fisk, the organ incorporates 4 styles: Classical, Symphonic and Romantic French and German Baroque!
Guided tours are free of charge by appointment from July 1 to September 20th.

Free organ concerts every Friday night from June through September by some of the world’s best known organists.

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