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Address: 24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 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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Built in 1200

Visited today formerly a Catholic Cathederal so all artifacts are gone. Knowing the age alone gave you a feeling of its historic importance. Stain glass not the best I have seen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today formerly a Catholic Cathederal so all artifacts are gone. Knowing the age alone gave you a feeling of its historic importance. Stain glass not the best I have seen. Pipe organ was grand. A good choice to take the time to visit in the old town area.

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Lincoln
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cathedral is not quite what you normally see inside. It used to be a Catholic cathedral with a very ornate interior, but is now Reformed Protestant so is rather stark on the inside, although the attached chapel gives an idea of what it used to look like. Where the altar would normally be is a huge empty space with,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The stain glass windows are beautiful. The whole place is grand and full of history. You can enter for free.

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Westwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do, nestled is a lovely but hilly part of town, a lot of climbing. Church is peacefully with incredible stain glass windows. Those feeling ambitious should pay the 5 Swiss francs and head for the stairs, slow and steady. This is great for kids as they will probably be the first ones up to the top,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church is free to enter. It is nice to wander around, look at the ceilings, and stained glass windows, but pay the 5 CHF (kids under 6 free) to walk up the stairs to the top of the tour. The views are amazing. There are actually two tours (north and south) that you walk up. The second has much... More 

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Verdun, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we visited the church and went up to appreciate the view of the city. the church itself is not the prettiest I have seen, but the view is certainly worth the visit. the chapel is also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral itself is worth going around and it's in a very nice part of the town, high up. What's excellent is effectively two towers in one which you can climb up.. and get good views except health and safety considerations have been so tightly exercised, with good reason, that you can't get good photos from the first one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the climb up to the top of the towers. The cathedral has an interesting history in the Reformation.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen many cathedrals in Europe but this one was great because you get to see much of the internal architecture as you climb the towers. I have never been able to see this type of detail before in a cathedral. Also, the views from the towers are amazing of Lake Geneva, the Alps, and the city of Geneva.... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For only 5 francs you can climb up both towers of the cathedral and get a really excellent view of the city. There are several little stops along the way so you can take a breather and see some of the internal architecture. One tower is completely enclosed, so it's great if the weather isn't great or if you have... More 

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