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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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This museum is fascinating. Do not skip it. It sits below the current Cathedral. Amazingly complete. I believe it dates back to the 4th century. It is a phenomenal treasure. 8SF... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is fascinating. Do not skip it. It sits below the current Cathedral. Amazingly complete. I believe it dates back to the 4th century. It is a phenomenal treasure. 8SF fee well worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Would rather have spent time at Museum of the Reformation. Pretty boring. Shows where different additions were made. Skeletons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. So much history and great architecture. Right in the middle of a bustling area of Geneva.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Maybe not the best museum of this kind, but definitely worth to visit if you are in Geneva. They provide audioguides, maybe even for free, if I'm not mistaken.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I look forward to having guests so that I can revisit the archeological site under St Pierre. The well with the old coins and the beautiful mosaic floor are my personal favorite features, but just being present in such an ancient environment is almost a religious experience. The entrance is just a little stairway on the right side of the... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

It's almost worth skipping the Cathederal and heading straight to the archeological museum. I've lived in Geneva over a year now and after visiting this museum have an entirely new appreciation for this town. Needs about an hour, and it's a great escape when it's blistering hot like it is here now, mid July.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

if you decided to visit st Pierre's Cathedral spend half an hour to see archaeological exhibition too. the site is relatively small but have some interesting things to see. Also you will understand the historical perspective of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This has to be one of the best historical sites I've ever visited. The excavations are fascinating and include extensive background information available in multiple languages. In particular, I loved the interviews with the archaeologists and historians. Highly recommend this if you have an interest in medieval history, late antiquity or church history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Would like to have seen some of this but tents and bollards up so didnt see anything, except a wee bit on the board

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I'm an archaeology and history buff and have visited many historical sites that were recently excavated, but this is by far the best. The thought and design put in to allowing visitors to walk through various areas of the sight, explaining about them, showing the various levels of building - it was incredible. Definitely get the audio tour - it's... More 

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