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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

Address: Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 22 311 75 74
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Ranked #5 of 64 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Dorset Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The site is basically a detailed exploration of the foundations of the cathedral while the cathedral sits above you. It is coupled with good explanations of how the city developed. There's a lot down there and the walkways cover a surprisingly large area. You can listen to taped explanations as you go round, but they are slow albeit informative. Don't... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is surprising to find our how early this region started to be a european crossroad. Signs of men's presence from more than 2000 years ago.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

if you like archeological site, don't miss this one. Just under the cathedral, you will find a lot of interesting ruins

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The archeological site was the highlight of our visit to the Cathedral. The audio tour was excellent.

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Buckinghamshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Underground in the crypt there are the remains of the cathedral's past, starting with the Romans. The walkways are very well designed and constructed, very interesting and also a remarkable feat of engineering to uncover it all.

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is an amazing experience to be able to work among an archeological site up close and personal. It is a good opportunity to learn about the cathedral as well as the history of Geneva. The entrance fee includes an audio guide. It took about almost 2 hours to enjoy the site, to listen to the audio guide, and to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

They have done a great job excavating back through the multiple re-buildings of this ancient cathedral. I would highly recommend taking an hour or two to walk through.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful site which requires your visit! A real site where we've learnt about our past. Place to be Place to be visited !

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