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Address: place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 319 71 90
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This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the...

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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Great city view from the tower

An interesting cathedral to visit. Do climb up to the top of the tower to get a great view of the city and the water feature.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An interesting cathedral to visit. Do climb up to the top of the tower to get a great view of the city and the water feature.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must if you have time, fascinating history and recommend going up the tower, superb views across the city. For those who like to contemplate in a church, plenty of opportunity for this.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A simply decorated church with some beautiful carved choir area, nice stained glass. You can go up the tower for 5 francs and get a veiw ogf the city but we didn't go up as i have difficulty with stairs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not quite sure how to describe this apart from comparing it to other cathedrals. If I do I must say I was disappointed. Wanted to light a candle for deceased family and friends but none available anywhere. It is also difficult to get there if you have mobility issues.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was lovely to visit the cathedral. It was not busy with tourists. We did not have to pay to visit (optional donation and a fee to climb the tower). The stonework outside had just been cleaned and the building looked like new! Inside, the main cathedral is beautiful although quite simple. The Maccabees Chapel on the side with its... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a nice Cathedral ,beautiful archetecture but very simple. Because of the religious reform you can't see religious paintings or sculpture.

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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is a magical place. Is magnificently spectacular. Please visit it and the neigborhood (old town) around.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent cathedral. Built from 1160-1230. Gothic & Romanesque. Stripped of Catholic decoration by Protestants in 1536. Is quite beautiful in it's austerity. See the Gothic side chapel with stained glass and frescoes. See Jean Calvin's chair. Spend 5 Euro to climb the tower for great views of Geneva.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Churches all over Europe art testimonies to the history of the people who built them as well as the people who were served. This place is no exception.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous cathedral from the 4th century. You can only seat to observe the architecture and the beauty. You can face the stairs up to the top and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Make your choice for a sunny day, if possible.

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