The first building on the site of current Sion Cathedral was built in the 9th century and destroyed by fire in 1010. The next Romanesque cathedral existed until the 15th century. The existing bell tower dates from the 13th century. The nave was rebuilt in Gothic style between 1450 and 1500. The cathedral contains several Roman inscriptions, 15 altars, and many fonts.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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S H (3 years ago)
Exceptionally beautiful windows that creates a fantastic atmosphere!
Viseman Wise (3 years ago)
Fantastic
Jiwon Seok (3 years ago)
I walked though the beautiful lake:) If u have Swiss pass, Its free. also its very historical place.
Nicolas Donzé (3 years ago)
Un magnifique édifice, riche de sérénité. Un lieu à visiter pour s'y retrouver
Pow dodo (4 years ago)
Less known than the Chillon Castle, it’s nevertheless a very interesting site. The cathedral is across the valley from the Sion Castle, which was burnt down by a fire.
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