Saint-Nicolas et Trésor Cathedral - Fribourg, Switzerland
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N 46° 48.372 E 007° 09.764
32T E 359818 N 5185267
The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg, built in the Gothic style, dominates the center of the medieval town of Fribourg.
Waymark Code: WMP8G9
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Date Posted: 07/19/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
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Fribourg is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. It is located on both sides of the river Saane/Sarine, on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative and educational center on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland (Romandy). Its Old City, one of the best maintained in Switzerland, sits on a small rocky hill above the valley of the Sarine.

About Cathedral
The main body of the church was started in 1283 and completed by 1430. The tower was completed in 1490. It is 76 metres tall and houses 11 bells. It also features a rose window above the main portal with stained glass by Harrison Weltlich (1988).
Originally a parish church, in 1945 it became the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Country/Land: Switzerland / Schweiz

Original Reference: A-Objekte - FRIBOURG, page 155 / Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas et Trésor,

Fribourg Cathedral Rue du Pont-Suspendu 1700 Fribourg

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Year built: Not listed

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