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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 November 25, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DrWiz1944
Reviewed November 18, 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alexandre M
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. You can pay 5.- to go up and you will have an amazing view of Geneva. Worth the effort of climbing all those steps :)

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

While usually and correctly described as austere, this cathedral is very beautiful. Its architecture is very impressive, and the perfectly preserved late medieval choir stall are magnificent with their elaborate wood carving. The staff was very welcoming. We attended a Sunday morning liturgy; the organist...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Robert F
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This beautiful cathedral can be explored right at the top where you can clamber over ancient wooden beams and see the sights of Geneva beneath you and also underneath as you walk through ancient crypts and walkways with explanations of this impressive building's construction.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Geneva, then go to the church. You also should climb the tower till the top. It's really nice view up there

Date of experience: October 2016
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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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kanjer2015
February 23, 2017|
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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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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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