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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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Historically interesting Cathedral

Even though I am not particularly religious, I always try to take time to visit the cathedral or other religious place whenever I visit a new city. The entrance to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Even though I am not particularly religious, I always try to take time to visit the cathedral or other religious place whenever I visit a new city. The entrance to the Cathedral is via a Neoclassical facade (built in 1750) complete with columns and large doors but the interior of the cathedral itself it quite austere. The cathedral contains a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really, not a most do if you're not willing to pay 5CHF to have the right to visit the towers for the view over Geneva. The view is excellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The cathedral is ok, nothing special if you've seen cathedrals before. The tower has a decent view but again, I've seen better. It costs 5 CHF, worth a visit if you've never been in a cathedral tower before. The climb is not especially difficult if you have a normal condition. The side room next to the other main door inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This cathedral (and have I seen many) is incredible. It comprises several different styles, among them Gothic, and saw the birth of Calvinism. You will be crushed by its severity and rigor yet feel its energy and strength. If you are fit enough and have good walking shoes, go up the tower - the 157 steps and moderate entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you get to visit the cathedral do not miss the view from its top! you can climb up the tower and have a breath taking view on geneva and geneva lake!! must see!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place is hard to find and couldn't get up into the bell tower. Was super disappointed. Difficult to get to.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Cathedrale de St-Pierre is at the very centre of Geneva; physically, historically and politically. It has a remarkable history, being at the heart of the Reformation in Europe, and a number of significant artefacts are present there. Unfortunately, none of this was particularly evident from a visit to the Cathedral itself. The guidebooks told visitors nothing of the cathedral-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Its really worth to climb up by stairs to see the top view of Geneva . lake looks awesome from here while the fountain is functioning. Worth trying...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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