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Culture of Montreux. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Geneva - Montreux by boat Montreux will impress travelers with a variety of historic attractions. The most spectacular historic symbol of the city is Château-de-Chillon. The castle was built on the rock that rises above peaceful Lake Geneva. The historic building is connected to the bank with a small bridge. At one time, the castle served as a defensive construction located near the strategically important road. It was built in the 12th century. Many original exterior and interior elements have been preserved to this day. Now, you can go on an excursion to the building.
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Here, you can see a well-preserved luxurious fireplace of the 15th century, antique furniture, and pieces of art. One of the most unusual collections is the collection of old pewter dishes. Some rooms of the building serve as a weapon museum. Here, you can see muskets with luxury accessories, armors, and other exhibits. On the roof of the old cast, there is an observation platform that has a wonderful view of the lake and the Alps.
One of the most picturesque places is Market Square. For several hundred years, the main city events have taken place here. In summer, fairs, colorful festivals, and wine exhibitions are held every weekend. The historic square is surrounded by incredibly beautiful architectural monuments. There are luxurious villas that belonged to the richest citizens once. Today, many historic buildings are occupied by restaurants and hotels. Near the market square, there are also groceries and gift shops. Copyright
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One of the interesting culture centers is Musee du Vieux Montreux. It is located at the entrance to the historic district. The place where the museum is located now is a true landmark for the city. At one time, there was a winegrowers’ village. Now, one of the historic buildings is a museum dedicated to the cultural traditions of the region. The collection of exhibits is quite diverse. Here, you can see old household items, national costumes, numismatic exhibits, and handicrafts. In the museum, themed events dedicated to different spheres of regional culture often take place. It should be noted that the museum is open only from April to October.
Geneva - Montreux by boat On the embankment of Montreux, there is one of the most spectacular architectural monuments, Montreux Palace. Originally, the palace was built as a hotel. It had been the most prestigious hotel since its opening. The oldest part of the building was built in 1837. Over the years of its existence, the palace has been constantly extended and complemented by new annexes. Today, it is an architectural complex that combines elements of different styles. The palace was reconstructed many times but many original exterior elements have been preserved. From the inside, the fashionable hotel looks like a rich museum. It houses the precious collection of antique items and pieces of art.
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Not far from the historic hotel, there is a picturesque street named Avenue Claude-Nobs. It is very popular with music addicts. The main feature of this street is multiple sculptures dedicated to prominent jazz musicians. The idea to open this “jazz alley” appeared in the 70s. Since that time, new interesting monuments have been installed here.
Montreux In Montreux, there are a lot of beautiful religious attractions. In the picturesque mountainous area, there is an old church named L'Eglise St Vincent. It was built in the 11th century and is one of the oldest churches in the region. Originally, it has quite a modest appearance. It lacks sophisticated and rich exterior and interior elements. The old church is an impressive example of medieval asceticism. Travelers are attracted not only by an inimitable architectural style, but also by a popular observation platform near the church.
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In the neighborhood of Montreux, there are also a lot of magnificent attractions. Admirers of historic places should certainly visit Châ teau d'Aigle. The castle was built in the 15th century. At that time, a big French-speaking settlement was formed here. Famous winemakers lived here. To protect their settlement and vineyards, they built an impregnable castle that has not changed for over 500 years. Now, the castle is situated in the center of a small town. Near the historic construction, you can still see amazing vineyards.
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Art galleries in Montreux and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Jenisch' Vevey, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée de l Élysée' Lausanne, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts' Lausanne, 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts' Lausanne, 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Collection de l art brut' Lausanne, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Montreux
♥   Basilique Saint-François-de-Sales, Thonon-les-Bains, 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Glarier, Sion, 40.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Valère, Sion, 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas, Fribourg, 45.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Fribourg, 45.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Neuchâtel, 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 83.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Montreux. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Montreux: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Montreux. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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