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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

Cour Saint Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Ranked #5 of 70 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to check out the past history of the site, then this is quite interesting. It takes you down through the various layers of historical buildings that existed there far back several hundred years

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Trail, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is worth the visit. When I was there, it was not crowded. I was there for an hour, and would have liked to have had more time. I would definitely return to this site.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A whole new way of looking at archaeological remains. The recorded guided tour was essential to understand what you were looking at and it brought the history of the site to life. It is not a five minute visit - allow a good hour to an hour and half to do the museum justice.

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Tampa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very very interesting. Free with swiss pass but if you don't have the swiss pass it is still worth paying for.

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Coming for the US, it was great to see a site so old. Our kids were fascinated. Not crowded at all, and we could take our time

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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went with some tourists to Geneva as had never been and was absolutely bowled over as to how thorough the information was and interesting the site itself is: very well put together.

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Toronto
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

As far as I was concerned, what is important about Cathedral St-Pierre is the movement that was launched there in the 16th C -- not what was buried underneath. So I went mostly because my daughter thought it sounded good and it was part of a combined entrance ticket. Well, I was impressed. The display had a story to tell,... More

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Washington
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173 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This has a separate entrance from St Pierre Cathedral itself. From the main entrance with the large columns, it is located on the right side going under the cathedral. Cost if $8 Swiss Francs per person. An audio guide is included with the entrance fee, in multiple languages. We thought the path is well laid out, with many interesting stopping... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was impressed by the historical importance of this site which has been a center of ritual and religious ceremony since before the arrival of Christianity, but it does take a real effort of the imagination to make these stones significant. The copious explanatory signs are in French and English, and the audio guide is a real must. The whole... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a large, active archeological site, underneath the cathedral. Nice to see and well laid out, but the audio guide is a bit verbose. Only recommend if you are interested in archeology and have a little Christian history knowledge

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