Solothurn/Soleure, St. Ursus. Photo/Bild: TES.

St. Ursen Cathedral Solothurn

One of the most prestigious buildings of Solothurn is the St. Ursen Cathedral. The first foundations date back to the Middle Ages.

The present-day cathedral was built in 1762-1773 by the architect Gaetano Matteo Pisoni (1713-1782) from Ascona.

He was mainly inspired by the baroque churches in Rome. His cousin Paolo Antonio Pisoni (1738-1804) designed the stairs with the two fountains after the example of Rome.