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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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Lovely cathedral.

Some cathedrals feel slightly 'over pomped' (ok, so I just made that word up, but you know what I mean). This has a simplicity to its regality (did I just make that one up too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Some cathedrals feel slightly 'over pomped' (ok, so I just made that word up, but you know what I mean). This has a simplicity to its regality (did I just make that one up too???) It is also a cool place to escape the heat and ease the soles of the feet as well as the other soul. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For some small fee like $2 you can climb to the top of this and see the whole city. The stairs are narrow and there are many so you need to plan for a hike, but it's worth it. Not very crowded either.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is on the smaller side compared to some of the larger ones around the world however it is such a gem. You can tell it is a beautifully maintained old building with history dating back centuries. It took some time to find as it is set on the hilly part of Geneva and while the grounds are closed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting places and when i Geneva it is a Must to visit.It is located in the hart of old city. Recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the famous cathedrals here in Geneva, St. Pierre Cathedral belonging to the Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva and is known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Inside the church is a wooden chair used by Calvin. An ok place to visit if you feel like walking. Not much... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Located in the heart of the old city (which itself is well worth a wander on a fine day) the cathedral is pretty. It's not as elaborate as others you can visit, but it offers some peace and has some lovely features, including the stained glass. If you are in the area then I would pop in to have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For me, this is the first attraction in Geneva instead of Jet D'Eau. If there's one thing that you want to visit, it should be this. Great piece of history and construction. You actually see glimpses of gothic construction here. How to reach? 1. Take a tram to Bel-Air 2. Walk to this place (10 minutes) Must do item. Do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Didn't really have much time to fully appreciate it but didn't feel that this was anything special. Suffered when compared to Durham or York Minster. Quite a trek and would not encourage you if not fit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Worth the walk up the hill. Very beautiful and historic. Stained glass is lovely and pipe organ in upper loft is amazing. Located in classic, picturesque Swiss location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very tiring trip up what seemed like thousands of steps, but boy was it worth it! The views were amazing. Only attempt the climb if you are in reasonable health and if children are confident on stairs. I took a 5 and 9 year old, thankfully we left great grandma at the bottom! Inside the cathedral was beautiful and... More 

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