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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.
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place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To see the very place in which John Calvin contributed to the Protestant Reformation, is something very special. Unfortunately, the building was closed earlier than the website indicated.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very barren walls, lots of dead space. We went up to the tower for free using the Geneva cards. Nice views from the North Tower. You can ignore the South tower (not worth walking up). Also, the man working the tickets with grey hair and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The incredible architecture of the Cathedrale is hard to fathom - certainly a site to be seen, although it is inundated with photo snapping tourists posing at the pulpit and such. Sadly, what is marked on the pamphlet as the Chapel of the Holy Spirit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely cathedral is in the old town. It’s a quiet haven in a very busy city. You can take the steps up to the tower, if you have the energy to do so. We just stayed within the cathedral. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical place worth visiting. Detail and felt origin. There’s a very nice multi Colour light reflected through sunlight at the front floor area inside the chapel, nice spot to have someone take a picture with a rainbow glass effect + shadow of yourself on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is an ordinary church that you can see any other city of the Europe, but if you climb to Towers you will see a nice view of Geneva.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old town is interesting and the Cathedral with its underground excavation part is very interesting. Don't miss out on this.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing panoramic views from the tower and absorbing history in the basement!! With the cathedral in the middle this for me was an unmissable visit in the old part of Geneva.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

It was a great visit even though “have you been to and seen one Cathedral you have seen them all “. We decided to visit the towers despite my concerns due to claustrophobic. I made to the top of the South Tower but the last...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

This cathedral is in really good shape, and displays some standard characteristics you'd expect to see. However, a unique aspect of this cathedral is the association with Jean / John Calvin over 400 years ago, when he sought safety in Geneva. There are some wooden...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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258landy
September 8, 2019|
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Response from cherylh34 | Reviewed this property |
We used a taxi. It’s the quickest way, especially with two kids in tow. It costs about 40 Swiss francs
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Sophie M
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Saraghods | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sophie, The cathedral is not that big so you don’t need any guides or maps. For going up you need to pay inside and yes There is always someone to help.
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February 23, 2017|
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I got this information from the Geneva Tourist Information Office website. OPENING TIMES 1st October to 31st May Monday to Saturday: 10 am-5.30 pm Sunday: 12 pm-5.30 pm Towers are open until 5 pm 1st June to 30th... More
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