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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is really interesting to be able to walk above, around and through a true ancient archeological dig. Also, climb up the steeple and view Geneva from the steeple. Lots of stairs but spectacular view.

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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

AWESOME to see the expanse and actual layers of existence, of all that has been and used to be, over many centuries, at this one archaeological site. It was a huge undertaking to unearth all this, date it, document it and turn it all into a very pleasant walk, with easy to understand historical information,thanks to the etxensive signage and... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice little archeological site great for a short visit to see some old buildings and structures under the cathedral.

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Suva, Fiji
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

An excellent trip back in time to when Geneva was a Roman town. The remains of the tiled floors are beautiful. If you're looking for something quiet to do then underneath a cathedral is the place to be.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

During construction in the 1980's workers stumbled upon these ruins of a church and an extensive network of ruins built between the 3rd and 8th century, especially during the Roman Empire. We spent over an hour exploring the ruins and were impressed with the detail and how well these edifices and artifacts survived beneath the cathedral for almost two thousand... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Interesting experience if you like exploring history. Its a huge underground site, each corner being equally amazing. They have a audio guide which keeps you in sync with each section.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very large museum totally underground which tells the story of Geneva and the development of the religion in the city. If you have time and are interested of history and religion this is a place to visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

stumbled across this by accident... and what a great accident to have... only 8 francs to get in and mind blowing... anyone in geneva... go for it the achitecture, history and artwork is mighty impressive

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