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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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Took the package that included the visit of the two tours, the archeological site and the Reform museum. For 18 CHF, got an audio guide for the underground visit and the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Concord, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There are lots of Cathedrals in Europe and this is just one of them. It does not hold any particular charm except for the Maccabee Chapel in the back. Don't miss it, as it is beautiful. We will try to do the Archeologic Site another time

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit, it is located in the old town and the área is very nice to walk and visit. You can pay to go up to the towers and have a nice view of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

But since its probably the only cathedral in Geneva.. It doesn't say a lot.. The facade of the building is interesting with Classical columns, the interior is a little drab and in need of renovation and restoration. Worth a visit as seeing as the cathedral is free and it is right in the middle of the old town, which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Reasonable price to climb to top! Two towers! Great views! Stairways are narrow and sometimes difficult to navigate with people coming in opposite direction. But worth the trek!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Took the package that included the visit of the two tours, the archeological site and the Reform museum. For 18 CHF, got an audio guide for the underground visit and the museum and learned a lot... Great visit for a very rainy day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When visiting the Cathedral, make sure you purchase a ticket to go up the tower (5 CHF) as it provides great views over the city - just make sure that the weather is good so you have nice pics! The Cathedral itself is nice, not amazing compared to others in Europe but it is good for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went to St-Pierre on a Sunday right after I touched down in Geneva in April. I didn't know that the church still conducts services so I went. And gosh I am so glad I did. The candles in the church were lit and it created a really amazing atmosphere. You are allowed to take photos during the service, only... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

In a lovely part of the city, we didn't go up the tower, but still enjoyed the visit to see the lovely stain glass windows. You can get a little electric bus, if you can't mall up the hill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

the information in the church on the reformation is helpful and interesting. inside is so so i outside is columns and not church looking but the style of the period.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very nice cathedral,The history of the church is really interesting and the interior was beautiful .The church is located in the old part of town,and also have a nice panorama view.If you are in Geneva you should definitively go to the Cathedral

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