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Cathedrale de St-Pierre

place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 319 71 90
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north tower” (41 reviews)
“old town” (193 reviews)
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place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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"beautiful cathedral"
in 64 reviews
"north tower"
in 41 reviews
"old town"
in 193 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 33 reviews
"bell tower"
in 38 reviews
"protestant church"
in 30 reviews
"john calvin"
in 35 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 13 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 23 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 27 reviews
"small fee"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 55 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 13 reviews
"swiss francs"
in 14 reviews
"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"jet d'eau"
in 31 reviews
"lake geneva"
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a reformation church, which I think is why it is so plain, but for 5 swiss euros you cam head up into the roof and towers for a great view. We tricked people into waiting for the bells to ring. Lovely!

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to the cathedral with the sole purpose of going up the tower. The steep and uneven stairs ruined my legs (and I have run a marathon), but it is worth it for a great view over the lake!

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Reviewed July 24, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Lemmus
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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Katie S
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

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...More

Thank irsh21
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

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

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kanjer2015
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Response from Sandyretriever | Reviewed this property |
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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356twiggy
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Snow_1080 | Reviewed this property |
No, a separate pass has to be purchased using Swiss francs... no credit/debit
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