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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

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Address: Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 22 311 75 74
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A journey into time

If you want to experience the way history plays out by digging deep into the foundations of the central cathedral in Europe, then this is it. Kind of a template for most other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want to experience the way history plays out by digging deep into the foundations of the central cathedral in Europe, then this is it. Kind of a template for most other European cities.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The place is definitely impressive. A huge, underground excavation which is well-designed, lit and organized. However, I found the explanations and the information provided to be quite banal and boring. I would recommend this place to hard-core archaeology lovers, not to the ordinary person looking to visit a tourist attraction. This one is not big on attractiveness...

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was walking around Geneva with a close friend who was visiting and who is a great architect when we accidentally saw the sign of the archaeological site and went in. It is quite amazing, well organized, and very well explained with the audio guide. I must admit that the place included, in addition to the findings of the multi-year... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of the treasures of Geneva! The archaeological dig is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting places to visit in Geneva. This trove of history is located under the Protestant Church of Genva's St. Peter's Cathedral, a centerpiece in Geneva Old Town. Guided by the recorded handsets which detail each of the numbered parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is worth your time. Amazing history, well laid out, great information and helpful staff. Allow at least 45 mins, but if you listen to everything then expect to spend a bit more time. Use the automatic guided tour!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was really amazing place to go, you can walk inside and above real archaeological places. Be sure to reserve enough time, if you want to see and listen everything, it takes time. If you are interested in history, it is easy to spend a lot of time here. And if it is rainy day, this is inside. This is... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's a nice location to visit on your tour (or simply a walk) in the center of old Geneva. Some nice little cafes around make for a nice pit stop and a cup of coffee to complement the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Good activity for a rainy day. Will take an hour or two for someone interested in archeology. Kids will probably get bored after 15 minutes or so.

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

Worth your time & energy, gives you the in depth view of the cathedral timeline. Until you dig down into history of an area you only see what is on the surface.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very interesting. You will discover the history of cathedral by seeing archeological remains. You will have an audio guide and it was not so expensive.

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