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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 #11 of 53 attractions in Geneva
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The cathedral itself is quite impressive, and well worth a visit. However as a view lover the vista from the cathedral tower was the crown jewel of my tour of the old town area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Situated in magnificent old town Geneva (my favourite part) the cathedral is pretty splendid, both in size and detail. Make the arduous walk up to the bell tower on a clear day and take in the expansive views across the lake whilst catching up on the cathedrals history. Definitely an hour or two well spent. Afterwards head to La Clemence... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Cathedrale St Pierre is historicly important as it was John Calvins church during the first years of the Church reform. A must who ever walks in the footsteps of his protestant forefathers. The archeological site under St Pierre is just breathtaking!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We have been there at the occasion of "Escalade" which is quite a big popular manifestation in Geneva. The cathedral is what I expected it would be, nothing really extraordinary, but nice. We took the time to climb up the stairs with our 8-years old daughter, and we paid extra entry for that (18 CHF). Attention, the stairs are quite... More

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aviernoz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If in Geneva ant the weather is clear a must do is go up the Tower and look down on the old town. allow plenty of time and be fit. There is parking below old town. and make sure you have a camera with you.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere on Christmas eve for their carol service sung by all in multiple languages is wonderful and the classic Silent Night in 3 languages is why people go. A great sense of marking whats important in a lovely setting.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Cathédrale de St-Pierre is worth visiting for two reasons. First, you can visit the church itself, which is characterized by very little decoration. It's a truly Calvinist church. Second, you should buy the tickets to visit the two towers. Climbing up requires some physical effort, but the view over the city, the lake and the mountains (Jura and Alps)... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral in the old town of Geneva. It's worth seeing and a good idea to link the visit with lunch or dinner at one if the restaurants nearby - and if you like traditional Swiss and French cuisine try "Les Armures" up the cobblestone road, next to the canons!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I walked through here on my walk through Geneva and then I decided to come back for mass. The church was pretty full. The organ was beautiful. I don't know french, so I didn't know what the priest was saying but it was still wonderful to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited the Cathedral after visiting the Archaeology Museum beneath it. It is relatively plain and lacks atmosphere. Try Lausanne Cathedral if you the the chance because that is pretty special.

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