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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%
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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"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in. The interior was just magnificent. The architecture was second to none.

Thank maketea
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A visit to the archeological site at this church tells the history about Geneva itself, it is very interesting and also worth it the 18 CHF to visit both the archeological portion and the upstairs - amazing view of the city!

Thank pmariye
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is worth a visit. It’s in the old part of Geneva. My suggestion is to first do the “dungeon” part as you will get a explanation of how Geneva started and also just to see the excavation below St-Pierre is wow. Climbing up...More

1  Thank RudolphMW
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very pretty cathedral and I love looking at old churches in Europe. The highlight of the interior is Luther's chair for history buffs. The archaeological site underneath the church is fascinating and takes about a hour or so to tour. But you...More

1  Thank lds55m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed attractions of Geneva. The massive cathedral has some awesome stained glass windows. I would definitely recommend climbing the stairs to go to the top. Be warned that it is a steep climb. The view from the top is...More

1  Thank Prakash N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral itself it impressive but the best part is being able to walk up one of the towers to gain stunning views over the whole of Geneva and the lake. There are a lot of steps to get to the top and the stairways...More

Thank Alicehelena1208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St. Pierre doesn’t just give you a look into a John Calvin’s Geneva, it gives you 3,000 years of history on that site starting with a pre-Roman settlement. Be sure to visit the impressive museum underneath the sanctuary.

Thank nyr38
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good, worth a visit. Inside it was very peaceful and you can do a tour of the tower. It was a right climb with a buggy. There are public toilets beside it.

Thank Jemma M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral doesn’t look that great and it is not as majestic as some other cathedrals I have seen around Europe. Have a walk in the old city, and have a look. It’s free to go in.

1  Thank Eleftheria P
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This gives you a nice connection with the city. The view at the top is really nice too. The stairs going up aren't as challenging as they make it sound but it is actually going down which is a bit scary given the steps are...More

1  Thank rihamasri
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kanjer2015
23 February 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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No, a separate pass has to be purchased using Swiss francs... no credit/debit
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