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Visit to René Magritte exhibition in LAC Lugano

Travelling through Switzerland on the way to Turin, decided to have stop in Lugano. Here visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gerard R
Excellent facility on the Lake

This really is the art center for the Ticino. It is located across the street from Lake Lugano and... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Philip M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good location and interesting architecture make it a place to visit when in Lugano, depending on the exhibition. Unfortunately the organisation is not overly professional. The personnel doesn’t speak any German, French or English. Student discounts end at age 25. Guided tours are only...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling through Switzerland on the way to Turin, decided to have stop in Lugano. Here visited the LAC (Swiss-Italian contemporary art museum) were exhibition of surrealist René Magritte was. Nice overview with about 150 works.

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Our visit at LAC was disappointing. The building is impressive, and it will become in time an important center of culture. However, the museum is yet in the making, and the permanent collection exhibition is not yet open. Nothing of the permanent collections of art...More

Thank dromasca
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This really is the art center for the Ticino. It is located across the street from Lake Lugano and just up the street from a very old church with ancient frescoes. Located just a short walk from downtown Lugano. LAC offers music and dance programs...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We actually went to see this spectacular building on the lake front! Inside is cool and cavernous, with an amazing 270 degree view of the lake from the first floor picture windows in the gallery. The museum has a modern art collection which isn't really...More

Thank Devendra R
Reviewed 24 May 2018

When visiting Lugano, we were thinking of the lake and the mountains, so this lovely museum was an added bonus.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We wanted somewhere for a cuppa, we tried Art & Culture center and were greatly surprised. The cafe is very spacious and very clean. Only problem is Paying the do not accept euro's Only the Swiss franc! hay hoo

Thank terrypj
Reviewed 6 November 2017

we attended a gathering at this museum and enjoyed its display. the building is ultra modern and is a few steps from the lake. its view was beautiful. highly recommend.

Thank vdsl90
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I visited the Contemporary India Exhibition, got thirsty and hungry and entered the small Bar inside the atrium. I think the name was Gabbani. I have seen a better Bar at the Sucre airport in Bolivia but forgot to have lunch and it was getting...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Although the exhibit was nice, the guards can be a bit hands-off. I was yelled at today by an employee in the downstairs area for accidentally touching a piece with my foot. I immediately left the museum nearly in tears because of the way he...More

Thank Noah P
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