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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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Climb the tower - not too steep

Very pleasantly surprised by the tower climb- only 5 francs and really worth it for the view of the city. Good value in Switzerland has to be snapped up!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very pleasantly surprised by the tower climb- only 5 francs and really worth it for the view of the city. Good value in Switzerland has to be snapped up!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice sightseeing, especially from the Tower facing the lake. It is worth visiting the cathedral and aside chapel with beautiful ceiling paintings.

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive structure in the Old Town of Geneva. While the interior is very austere, the film which shows continuously in the Chapel of the Portuguese tells a story of its former vibrancy during its Christian era from its beginnings up until the Reformation when it's painted walls and tiled floors were removed. The most interesting part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

They importance of this building makes it a must see on your trip. There is a 5 minute silent video on the history, and you can pay a free to enter the tower area for a view of the city. Learn how this church has played a great part in Geneva's development.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Much of beautiful and interesting details and the whole building is very interesting due many centuries when it was built. You can freely check it from inside and outside.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Especially the archeological site under the Cathedral. First of all the size of the site. WOW! It’ all very well marked; you get your audio guide to led you through the whole place. Absolutely worth the time and money  Just great!!!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For 5 CHF you can climb to the top of the towers and enjoy a scenic panorama of Geneva and the lake. Highly recommendable!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Go on a nice day and climb the towers. Get there by 4 or 4:30 so you have enough time to see everything before it closes. Towers have an entry fee (about $5). If you climb the towers, go to the archeology site and the museum next door in the same day, you get a discount on tickets.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Church in the centre of Geneva`s old town seams at first rather unspectacular but once when you are inside you realise how amazing this church is. Great architecture.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am from a country with a Evangelist Reformed church, so it was interesting to visit this church. However, compared to catholic churches it miss a lot in decorations :-) However it tells it story, and that was what I came for.

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