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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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The church of Calvin

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... read more

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

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Geneva. Centrally located in the tourist zone it is easy to access without spending any time getting there. For those interested in the Christian reformation this cathedral is of great historic significance. If you are in a rush it is possible to take in the Cathedral in under an hour. Lots of great restaurants... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Take your time as you walk through this site, allow yourself several hours to really see it. There are lots of little things that are not standing out for your attention. Also be mindful of it's history, it a Protestant Cathedral not a Catholic one.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Having seen a lot of European Cathedrals, I'm difficult to impress. It is a well preserved building, one of the side rooms is different though, very colourful.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Love city breaks and a visit to a cathedral this one was a pleasure able to sit in a pew and spend some quiet time in reflection the organ music playing is a nice touch too

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Geneva for 37 years, Cathédrale de Saint Pierre is definitely one of the places to tick off your list if you're visiting. Do take the time and pay the few francs to climb up to the bell tower and the tour de guet (look-out tower). They offer fantastic views. After your visit, go to the Place Bourg-de-Four... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You cannot visit Geneva without visiting this incredible place. Its set in the heart of the old town set on a hill with cobbled streets around. There is no charge to visit and there was a person practising on the grand organ when we went in. This added to the atmosphere. The nave is spectacular and you can see the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cathedral was, as befits the center of Calvinism, an austere place. There are several points of interest (chapel of the Macabees) which are well worth a look. The climb up to the top was fairly difficult - we only viewed the lake from the south tower as we were short of time, the north tower is probably better.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Hisotir place, there was only one entry and was raining, but it worths. read some history befor going, so you can enjoy it more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I decided to climb all by myself without my husband and have never done anything like this before; we always climb cathedrals, towers, churches together, but it was a hot day and he decided against it. Well, the climb was not an easy one: very narrow passage and a lot of steps to climb... But it was so worth it:... More 

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