We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedrale de St-Pierre

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 22 319 71 90
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 927 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 383
    Excellent
  • 391
    Very good
  • 135
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Healthy view:)

The 357 steps climb to the top of the clock tower of the church was excellent. The views of Old City and the lake with the Jet dEau in the foreground was stunning, especially on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Raji08
,
Stamford, Connecticut

Similar Things to Do in Geneva

Add Photo Write a Review

927 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The 357 steps climb to the top of the clock tower of the church was excellent. The views of Old City and the lake with the Jet dEau in the foreground was stunning, especially on a clear sunny day. The breeze was a welcome in the oppressive heat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

No trip to Geneva is complete without a visit to St-Pierre Cathedral. The history of Christian reform and the impact of Calvin is all around. Beautiful heights within the church and an amazing organ.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When the weather is fine it is definitily worth taking the stairs and climb on the north tower. incredible view over the whole city!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's 5 CHF each for adults to climb to the top of the cathedral. Seems a little pricey just to climb some steps but if you want one of the best views of the city without climbing the mountains this is probably where you'll find it. There are three different stages/levels from which to experience the view including a panoramic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The St Peter Cathedral is on the Old Town portion of Geneva. The cathedral itself is nothing spectacular compared to the many other cathedrals in Europe. It is the extensive excavation and history of the site that makes ot a MUST SEE in Old Town Geneva. With 3 distinct levels if excavation it is a study in approx 10-12 centuries... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful cathedral, we enjoyed there a lot. The most exciting was to go up to the tower and see the stunning view of Geneva down town and the lake.

Was this review helpful? Yes
the south
Level Contributor
126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go up the tower and get outside to see the best views of Geneva. There is little signage and we thought originally we would only get views through windows and were disappointed. Nice postcards to buy too for 1chf.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Venice, Italy
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

After 4 weeks of visiting Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Northern Italy including Venice, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Genoa and Torino, visiting Cathedrale de St-Pierre was quite a contrast. Rather than rely upon good-gilted alters and religious works of art, the space uses height, stained glass windows and its sense of grandeur of the space itself to draw one closer to our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is really old and one of the main things to see in the city. But definitely don't go on a Sunday as your walk to the old town will be meaningless, since all shops are closed except for the cathedral and few restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Find out one or two hours to climb up to the hill to visit Cathedral. It is probably the most interesting building in old part of Geneva. Do not miss the roof climbing, you will have the best view over the town and lake. PS often you can participate the concert where

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cathedrale de St-Pierre also viewed

Geneva, Canton of Geneva
Geneva, Canton of Geneva
 
Geneva, Canton of Geneva
Geneva, Canton of Geneva
 

Been to Cathedrale de St-Pierre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Cathedrale de St-Pierre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?