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Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Address: 24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 22 319 71 90
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Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Description: This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the...
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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This was a beautiful cathedral with some nice history. The organ was playing filling the whole building with a regal feeling. Would say it wasn't clear where the entrance is. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The interior of the cathedral is just the start. If it's a beautiful day, then you simply must climb the towers for a view of the entire canton. But if it's raining, then there's no better way to spend an afternoon than exploring the archaeological site. This gives you a tour of more than two-thousand years of history, going right... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, uplifting, gorgeous stained-glass windows and statuary. Lovely paintings, spacious interior.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful cathedral with some nice history. The organ was playing filling the whole building with a regal feeling. Would say it wasn't clear where the entrance is. For future travellers it is the closed door to the left inside the coloumbs .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

and in the heart of the old city of Geneva. For 5 francs you can climb up the tower and enjoy a wonderful view of the city and the lake.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A must do in Geneva. Beautiful cathedral in the old city. Walk to the church, through the old town is pretty, surrounded by historic buildings. Church windows and ceiling are pretty, make a good photo op. Make sure to climb up the towers. It is about 100 or so narrow stairs, but worth the climb (about $6 or 7). From... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a nice cathedral with a beautiful surrounding of the Old City Geneve. The pipe organ was active and someone started playing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor right after we entered the cathedral. It was very pleasant.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This church is steeped in Reformation history and is beautiful inside. An added plus was the chance to pay 5 SF in order to go up the tower. This is no ordinary "hike up the stairs in order to get a view" but rather an opportunity to see the inside workings of a cathedral. One hikes up the first tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went with a friend and as we are both students, we were a little reluctant at first to pay the 5 francs to go up the tower. The views from the first tower and pretty but it's really the views from the second tower that are the most amazing. You have the opportunity to see a 360° view of... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you visit Geneva, seriously take the time out of your day to walk up the stairs to the very top of the St. Pierre Tower. It has two main terraces, and although the first one is very beautiful, it does not compare to the top view!. How do you know if you're on the first or second terrace?, well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My third day in Geneva marked my first day of serious tourism, after taking two days to deal with jet lag and most museums being closed on Monday. There is too much to cover in one entry, so let’s start with Geneva’s main church. Some general comments about my love of visiting churches. Some of you who know me better... More 

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Address: Address: 24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 22 319 71 90
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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