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Monte Bre

Lugano 6979, Switzerland
+41 91 971 31 71
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“great view” (16 reviews)
“funicular ride” (13 reviews)
“lake lugano” (24 reviews)
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Lugano 6979, Switzerland
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"great view"
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"funicular ride"
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"lake lugano"
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"cable car"
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"french fries"
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"taking photos"
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"walk up"
in 6 reviews
"mountain top"
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"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"san salvatore"
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"swiss francs"
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"monte"
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"restaurant"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Lugano centro (bus terminal), we took bus 12 to Roccolo. Then took the upper funicular up to Monte Bre. Paid 10CHF (one way ticket) per pax after the 50% discount with the Ticino card when we get off the funicular. Pretty expensive for just...More

Thank k0k0bunny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monte Bre is much better than San Salvatore; reachable by car or bus. Hiking is easy; no crowd and clean preserved site. Plus a view on the Swiss Alps for memorable pictures.

1  Thank Gaihera
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are able please take a hike to Mount Bre instead of using upper funicular. If hiking path looks steep there is another one at the opposite side of the mountain. The funicular is old and smelly. Most of the ride is in a...More

Thank Loop235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly one has to have a short funicular ride to a pay station, pleasant enough staff and half price fare with our Swiss rail card, then a long wait for the next part to journey to the top. On arrival, yes nice views, but these...More

3  Thank keith47
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the local bus up Monte Bre. Good service nearly every half hour. Absolutely poorer with rain, but when we arrived at the top the sun came out and gave us stunning views of the Lake . Nice couple 82 cafes from drinks or coffee...More

Thank ian w
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Monte Bre offers a lovely view of Lugano and surroundings, it was definitely worth the price of funicular admission. Take note! If you buy the daily public transportation ticket for the city of Lugano (at any bus stop machine in town) you will get a...More

1  Thank Turtleliving
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We went on a clear day up the funicular to explore the area. There were two restaurants, a few hiking paths, and a small park that we found. It was beautiful and lush, we saw sleepy cows on the mountainside, and the view of both...More

Thank chantelk857
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

It's well worth a trip up Monte Bre, the views are stunning and there are various options for walks when you are up there. We took the funicular up which was reasonably quick, although there was wait between the first and second line. Starting from...More

2  Thank David C
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice view from atop of the entire city and lake. They have a nice restaurant and park if you want to spend some time with the kids and walk the trails up there

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This trip might have been 5 stars had the day not been rainy and foggy. From the top of Monte Bre we couldn’t see much of anything so we walked up to the small chapel above the restaurant and then had lunch, which was excellent....More

1  Thank martnlivy
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Carol L
4 March 2018|
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Response from k0k0bunny |
Not sure about Castagnola. But I took bus 12 from Lugano centro and stop at Roccolo. Then it’s a 2 mins walk to the funicular up to Monte Bre.
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Margaret V
21 October 2016|
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Response from OCF781 | Reviewed this property |
I went you with the funicular
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