Cathédrale de Notre-Dame (Cathedral of Our Lady)

Lausanne

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Heliport - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Heliport - Switzerland

Lausanne - Chailly

Lausanne - Chailly

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

Lausanne's cliff-top Cathedral of Our Lady is the largest Gothic monument in Switzerland, and the country's largest church. Begun in the 12th century, the cathedral took 100 years to complete. Like many churches in Switzerland, Lausanne's Cathedral was stripped of its interior ornamentation in the 16th century when the Reformation arrived.

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Take note of Our Lady's rose window. 78 of the window's 105 pieces of glass are original, dating back to the 13th century. The church's pipe organ is much newer, having been installed in 2003. With 7000 pipes, it is the largest organ in Switzerland. Take also note of a masterpiece of architectonic decoration, the "Painted Portal" (Portail Peint) which is marked by its originality of design, iconography and polychromy.

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