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Important Religious Institutions in Lyon

TOP 1
Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere
4.6/5
130 Reviews
Lyon
1km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
suifeng2019
"The exterior is Roman and Byzantine, and it is located on a hill, and it is high above the ground, and it looks spectacular. The interior is large and gold, and the whole decoration is not too glories."

Reasons to Recommend: Though not nearly as old as most of France's famous churches, the Basilique de Fourviere can hang with the big boys when it comes to grandeur. The building was erected between 1872 and 1884 using private funds, and was meant to thank God for victory over socialists and in expiation of the sins of modern France. Sometimes called the “upside-down elephant,” the design of the massive, twisty, fortress-like building was influenced by oriental, symbolist and neo-classic influences. An observatory allows for a panoramic view of the city. Guided tours are available.

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TOP 2
Fourvière
4.7/5
153 Reviews
Lyon
1.1km from downtown
Mountain
suifeng2019
"We took the cable car up the hill and got off the cable car and found ourselves standing in front of the church. After visiting the church, we found a little garden like place overlooking the city below with coffee."

Reasons to Recommend: Fourviere is a symbol of Lyon, the cradle of Lyon and the birthplace of Lyon Christianity. The top of the mountain is the height of Lyon, overlooking the city of Lyon, and is a great place to enjoy the night view. On the hill there is Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a Catholic Church built in the 19th century and in Baroque style. On the south side there is the Romanesque Arena and the Roman Gaul Museum.

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TOP 3
Place des Terreaux
4.5/5
117 Reviews
Lyon
412m from downtown
Fountain
Square
Statue/Sculpture
Chenhutamu
"Lyon’s City Hall is on the Fertile Place. There are not many tourists but many locals. Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France. There are a lot of food choices near the square. It is also good to have a meal nearby at noon."

Reasons to Recommend: Place des Terreaux is a square in the heart of Lyon, France. The area where this square is located is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There is the famous Butler Fountain in the square. The fountain is named after its designer, the French sculptor Redrick Augustus Butlerdi. His most famous work is the Statue of Liberty.

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TOP 4
Place Bellecour
4.5/5
138 Reviews
Lyon
875m from downtown
Square
suifeng2019
"The main body of the Bellecour Square is a large piece of red land. As the largest square in Europe, it is a bit empty at first glance. There is no lawn or green trees. Only a statue of Louis XIV stands at one corner of the square."

Reasons to Recommend: The largest pedestrian square in all of Europe, the vast Place Bellecour is often the site of rallies, demonstrations, concerts, and in the winter, an ice skating rink and a gargantuan Ferris wheel. Once upon a time, the site was an alluvial island, and the Roman military set up camp and market there. The swampy area slowly became a pasture, and in 1604, Henry IV forced Lyon's city council to acquire it for a public square – a court trial ensued, and the square didn't take shape until 1708, when Louis the XIV took ownership of it. He named it Place Louis-le-Grand and a bronze statue of him was placed in the middle. Half a century later, the French Revolution destroyed the royal statue and replaced it with an altar dedicated to liberty, as well as a guillotine. It was renamed Place Bonaparte, and later Place Napoleon. In 1825, however, a new statue of Louis XIV was reinstated in the plaza, which still remains.

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TOP 5
Lyon Cathedral
4.4/5
122 Reviews
Lyon
743m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
野枫印象
"Saint-Jean's Chief Cathedral is located on the Saône River in Lyon, France. It was built in 1170. The building combines medieval and Gothic styles. Because the Archbishop of Lyon enjoys the status of the chief archbishop, this church was named the chief cathedral. Here once witnessed the grand wedding of Henry IV and Queen Marie de' Medici."

Reasons to Recommend: Cathédrale Saint-Jean Baptiste is located on the banks of the Saône River. It was built in 1180 and lasted for three centuries. The church is very old and has a high status. It has a history of nearly a thousand years and is both Romance and Gothic. It is said that the Archbishop of Lyon enjoys the status of chief archbishop, so his cathedral is named after the chief cathedral. The ceremony of the coronation of Pope John XXII was held here. In 1600, Henry IV and Queen Maria hosted a grand wedding ceremony here.

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TOP 6
Ancient Theatre of Fourvière
4.5/5
93 Reviews
Lyon
1.3km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
suifeng2019
"Although this theater is incompletely preserved, only about a quarter of the previous area remains, and it can still be used normally. We also saw some sound and light equipment at the scene. It must be very sensible to be able to enjoy a performance here."

Reasons to Recommend: As early as 43 BC, the ancient Romans built a luxurious theater in Lyon. In the second century AD, tens of thousands of seats were added to the theater space, showing the grand scene of the theater performance at that time. Later, archaeologists in Lyon studied several times and reconstructed the stage structure that could enhance the acoustic effect. The Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is a large and a small two-and-a-half amphitheatre. It is still well preserved. It is not only an unearthed cultural relic for tourists, but also performs performances such as concerts and operas from time to time.

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TOP 7
Great Mosque of Lyon
4.6/5
16 Reviews
Lyon
5.2km from downtown
Mosque
大西瓜妞妞爸
"A very unique attraction, there are many people, it is worth a visit"
TOP 8
Catholic Parish St. Bruno
4.5/5
15 Reviews
Lyon
1.3km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
小思文
"The Church of San Bruno is a very wide old church. The whole church has a strong historical charm. This church is also a very important urban landscape. You can buy a house for free and you can visit it inside. [Scenery] The city view is pretty good [Fun] Very interesting history"
TOP 9
Chapelle de Saint Vincent
4.5/5
2 Reviews
Lyon
18.2km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
小鱼儿2015
"The chapel is a large building. The style of worship here is very special. I have seen it several times, but I don't know the specific process."
TOP 10
Eglise Saint-Paul
4.4/5
7 Reviews
Lyon
760m from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
小思文
"St. Paul’s Church is quite large. The size of the church is very good. You can see many historical relics here. The church can be visited freely. Just pay attention to some politeness here. [Fun] Upbringing itself has a history [Cost-effective] high cost-effective"
TOP 11
Church of Saint-Nizier
4.3/5
42 Reviews
Lyon
169m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
suifeng2019
"The church of St. Nizier is small in scale, but it is exquisite from the outside. Its original site was once a Roman temple in history. Although it looks small on the outside, it is still magnificent on the inside."
TOP 12
Loge du Change
4.3/5
12 Reviews
Lyon
591m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
小思文
"The Exchange Education is a very ordinary building sleeping in the old town. This church has a very novel structure, and it is also an old exchange. The church door is not big, and the whole institution is very compact. The tables and chairs inside. It is also a wooden body."
TOP 13
Eglise Saint Georges
4.3/5
7 Reviews
Lyon
1.1km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
达达和妮妮
"Facing the church is very beautiful, there are a lot of weekends, people worship here"
TOP 14
Eglise Saint-Irenee
4.0/5
3 Reviews
Lyon
44.6km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
小鱼儿2015
"The Church of St. Irene is not very shocking, maybe because I have seen two large churches before, there are not many features here."
TOP 15
Chapelle de la Trinite
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Lyon
195m from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
TOP 16
Saint-Nom-de-Jesus
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Lyon
1.4km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals