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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 #9 of 71 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is simple in architecture and design, but full of historical live and service of the giant Reformator, John Calvin. Chairs, podium, ornaments, all are reflecting the way of John Calvin life: simplicity life, but full of meanings in the reformation movement of Christianity. We felt the quietness and peacefulness while sit in the church.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

From the outside, this cathedral is a massive, imposing piece of architecture. Inside, it is huge. Fantastic vaulted ceilings, etc. But what we really enjoyed was the small Macabees chapel hidden away on one side. Not to be missed. Few tourists went there and we enjoyed a quiet moment in this beautiful old church. Lovely woodwork and a grand old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

quaint, narrow cobblestone streets with many cafes and restaurants and galleries. do not go on a sunday as most galleries are closed. The cathedral is worth seeing with it's architecture and windows. you can even climb to the top

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Pros: detailed exhibition on the excavations of previous religious buildings found beneath the current cathedral. Cons: lack of information on the history and architecture of the present day cathedral, not particularly spectacular interior details.

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited in the afternoon so were feeling tired at the time but I'm glad we put in the effort to climb the tower all the way to the top - great views of the city, the lake and surroundings. Try time your climb so you're at the top when the bells chime. There was also a very interesting history... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Popped in on our walk and enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. Very nice chapel is worth to find! :) otherwise there is not so much to see at the moment for the renovations, big church empty walls and amazing master pieces of wooden furniture.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Do the archaeology tour underneath the Cathedral, it has a lot of information about early Geneva (Roman of course) and how the city developed around the religious buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not so grand both on the exterior or the inside but the introductory video film tucked at the corner has good information about the overall history of the place as well as some historical figures from the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Meandering about trying to locate the church is actually a lot of fun. It's in a very attractive and atmospheric part of town and it is a delight to wonder the cobbled streets and the courtyards in the area. The church itself is big and entrance to the main building and some side chapels is free. You just pay five... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Cathedrale is located in "Old Town" Geneva. It has a great history which you can learn about in the Cathedrale. For a very small fee (more of a donation) you can climb up the side tower for great views of the city. The stair case narrow and spiral, but the view is worth it.

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