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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you want to see the whole Geneva from above and take awesome panoramas then visit St-Pierre Cathedral ... the price to go to the towers is 5CHF ( somewhere $5.20 ), but it's worth a lot more ... you go up the circular stairs...More

19  Thank les-aventureux
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Do not forget to visit this site of old city of Geneva. It is a very splendid cathedral in Switzerland . You can not very beautiful painting or sculpture in it but it is still fantastic. Also, you can find beautiful view outside it.

2  Thank Babak S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you happen to be in Geneva visiting the Old Town it would be a pity not to stop by the cathedral. granted, it is not worth a trip but then why miss it if you are around,

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very grand cathedral and it’s worth the small price to climb the towers for the epic views across the city. There’s lots of stairs!

Thank andrewc429
Reviewed 5 days ago

But then presumably the protestants proudly stripped it bare. At the top of the hill where sits the old town. I didn't go up the tower, but the view must be stunning.

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's an impressive and monumental building - with little or no decoration at all anywhere - stained glass windows were the only gesture towards aesthetic colour - no statues, no monuments, no gilded ornamentation, just a plain table across the entrance to the chancel. Huge,...More

Thank BPJH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you have a hearty breakfast because a climb to the top is a must. The views are stunning! Over a hundred steps to the top but worth it.

Thank Moggette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This catadrala take place in old city of geneva. You can visit it buy the toy train(as we did) or by foot. You also could climb up and see all the view of geneva and mountain. Enjoy

Thank Anat K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. If you are in Geneva then please visit this Cathedral and marvel at its stunning architecture. And for all you people who like a good view, make sure you pay 5 francs for the Tower tour so you admire the...More

Thank sjohnleslie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just visit thes Pierre archaelogical remains of the old cathedral, dating from the romans. It was very interesting. Saint Pierre was closed, uniexplicably...

Thank Marcia A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the facade is unprepossessing, the structure itself dominates the skyline of the old city, the more appealing part of Geneva. The interior however is fabulously.maintained and a testament to the priorities of this wealthy city. Worth a visit simply to see Calvin's chair and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful church. When the bells ring it is so magnificent. Do not miss it. You can visit the bells as well.

Thank maria n
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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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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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