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Cathedrale de St-Pierre

24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Cité)
22 319 71 90
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Ranked #8 of 72 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Lookouts, Reservations
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... more » 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. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had a wander around the outside of the church we did not go inside. it was an interesting building full of history and well worth the visit.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself in Geneva, take a walk in the old town to this church. The church itself is large, but nothing that you wouldn't see in any other european church. There is an interesting contraption outside the church, on which you can lie down and look at the sky. This was probably more interesting than the church itself.... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth the climb up the north tower. Nice to have it almost to ourselves. Not sure how it would work with a large group, it is a challenging climb, and narrow.

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New york
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124 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is not the main reason why we visited the area. It was the archieological site beneath the church was the main attraction. It was located in the old town and required a bit of walk uphills. i believe there is a bus which stops in front of the church. The interior is nice. The most interesting thing to... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This cathedral is awesome, because it has two towers you can go up and get great views of the city. If you are in Geneva, it is definitely worth the time. A must see!

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San Francisco
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This 800-year-old church has something from every era, like the congregation just couldn't stop "improving" it. It has an elaborate Greek portico added on to the front of what was a plain and Reformation style church, with a late-added and surprising Gothic side Chapel, lovely stone carving everywhere, a few stained glass windows in superb condition, fine choir stalls and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cathedral was just OK. I expected it to be more archetecturally interesting based on the description. The Maccabee chapel was the highlight of the visit and had beautiful stained glass.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This cathedral is incredibly beautiful, but be sure to visit the towers! It does cost (it was 5 francs per person when we visited), but it was the best money we spent on our whole trip! The views are unrivaled in Geneva. Do be aware that if you are afraid of heights or are claustrophobic you may have issues with... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The church is somewhat typical of others from its genre, but still worth checking out. What I enjoyed most was the climb to the top with the sweeping views of the city. You can see the famed Jet d'eau from here. There is a nominal fee for the climb, but entry to the church is free.

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Downham Market
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

In my opinion the best place for views of Geneva and the lake with the Alps on the horizon. Beautiful cathedral too.

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