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Cathedrale de St-Pierre

Address: 24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 22 319 71 90
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Ranked #10 of 66 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Reservations, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the church where John Calvin...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Reservations, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the church where John Calvin gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

for just 5chf you are able to make your way to the top of the cathedral and look out over the wonderful city of Geneva. The stairs operate a traffic light system - so be warned, during busy to,es there may be a little way to go either up or down. But don't be tempted to just chance it as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice cathedral with intricate stained glass. Pay for the option to go up to the towers on a clear sunny blue skies day. Great view of Geneva! Remember to pay a visit to Chapel of Maccabees on the way out

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Devon, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It costs just 5 CHF to climb the North and South towers at the top of the cathedral. Easily the best place in the city for panoramic views, and a great place for photos. The towers offer 360 degree viewing, which includes the beautiful lake, the snow capped mountains, and the old town. Just a little word of warning: the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

INCREDIBLE views of the beautiful city of Geneva and all its surrounds from the top of the tower. My 84 year old fil managed the spiral stone staircase alright. So worth the climb! Not expensive at CHF5.- to get up there. You end up in the top of the tower,under its massive wooden beams, able to walk around the outside... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Cathedrale de St-Pierre is situated at the centre of Geneva old town. It is an impressive Protestant church, that one visitor of Geneva has to see. Its architectural style is really very interesting!

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Views over Geneva to the mountains. A good workout getting up to the towers. If you aren't fit it could be a little uncomfortable... If you have a time problem do the northern tower. The views are better from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Nice Cathedral, second best view over the city from above (see mt Saleve for the best) Contains Calvin's chair and an organ.

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Yerevan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you want to see the whole Geneva from above and take awesome panoramas then visit St-Pierre Cathedral ... the price to go to the towers is 5CHF ( somewhere $5.20 ), but it's worth a lot more ... you go up the circular stairs all the way to the top, and the view is magnificent !!!! And of course... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Inside of the cathedral there is not much to see, except beautiful chapel, and organ. But it is worth to pay 10 CHF to go to one of the towers for sight seeing.

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Worthing, West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was well worth the walk up the rather steep hill to witness the view. Take a look inside when you visit. It is quite plain inside but has a great deal of history. You need a good couple of hours to appreciate and explore the building. Don't miss the "modern" looking Organ.

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