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“go up the tower, the view is worth it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale de St-Pierre

Cathedrale de St-Pierre
24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
22 319 71 90
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Ranked #8 of 65 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Reservations, Lookouts, Cultural
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the church where John Calvin gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“go up the tower, the view is worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I'm not a big fan of churches and cathedrals as I tend to find all of them looking a bit the same. but BE ATTENTIVE when visiting the cathedral in Geneva. This church was initially built as catholic but converted into protestant (thanks Calvin!). You will notice a facade and architecture that reminds of Catholicism, but please note that inside there are NO saints, no jesus on a cross, no pictures, paintings, golden stuff etc. pretty unique and amazing, almost makes you feel like it's half-empty because we are used to see cathedrals more decorated.
if the weather is nice, don't miss a visit to the towers, yes the stairs are a bit long, but the view from the top is worth it! you see the whole lake, city and mont blanc in the background. BEAUTIFUL!

Visited July 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“Cathedrale de St-Pierre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

it's a beautiful cathedral located in a lovely area in central Geneva. Inside the cathedral is simple but beautiful and you can have the chance to sit and relax for a while and enjoy the architecture of the church. If you're lucky you can listen to the organ located on the second floor.
When you enter the cathedral keep going ahead and when you're in the front, turn and look back over the main door and you will find the big beautiful organ :)

Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Better viewed from a distance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very large cathedral - more interesting to look at from a distance as one can see it clearly sits on the highest point of the old town. Interior is barren as one would have expected.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth 5 francs to go up towers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Excellent views. Cheap hour of tourism for an expensive city. Not the most amazing cathedral, but free to walk round, and optional 5 francs to go up towers. Good view of the jet de Eau.

Visited September 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Cathedral Saint Pierre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Well worth a visit - restful and quiet Cathedral with a very interesting spire. The organ was being played whilst on my visit, very uplifting

Visited September 2013
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