Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, or Saint Lawrence Cathedral

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo sits partway up Lugano’s steep hillside and offers sweeping views of Lake Lugano. Unfortunately, it is currently undergoing major renovations and only a small portion is accessible.

The original church was founded in the early Middle Ages. It became a parish church in the 9th century and a cathedral in the 19th. The structure we see today was an expansion of the original and was completed in the 16th century. At that time, the entrance was relocated and the open roof was covered by a vaulted ceiling.

The lower part of the bell tower dates back to the original Romanesque church.

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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