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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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place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a must visit in Geneva and historically important, but architecturally, it is a bit plain. The choir chairs are lovely, each seat with an individual carving. the Maccabee Chapel is beautiful and worth seeking out. we didn't do the towers as it was...More

Thank ENB346
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Forget about visiting this cathedral. Nothing to see at all.... boring, cold Calvinist architecture and interior.

Thank Kathy Lee H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited here on our last morning in Geneva and so didn't have a lot of time. Perhaps not a lot to see in the cathedral itself but worth ascending the tower (charge payable) for the views of the lake.

Thank Scot9
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Love this place. Make sure you visit the pretty cloister off to the side and if you love archaeology, don't miss out on the digs below the cathedral. My favourite part is climbing the 157 stairs to the north tower where you get the very...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is definitely a must see if you are visiting Geneva. Located in the Old Town, which is already so beautiful, going to this cathedral is a great way to spend a few hours. For 5CHF (cash only), you can visit the North and South...More

Thank Mariam A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visit the towers at the Cathedrale for some of the best views of Geneva. Just watch your head on the way up though!

Thank adam_nwuk
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Located in the heart of old town Geneva, the Cathedrale de St-Pierre which was originally built Romanesque style was turned into a Gothic Cathedral in the twelfth century.

Thank OssamaGhazal
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great cathedral in the city center of Geneve, easy to find, take a closer look all the way to the altar and you see Calvins chais

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely church. Construction was begun in the 1100’s and completed in part by 1300’s. There is a large, for Switzerland, what is the Old City fortress. There is a major celebration in December to commemorate the defeat of the Catholics storming the...More

Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Cathedrale de St Pierre is in the old district of Geneva, you can find the Cathedrale easily by walking uphills from the lake. Simple inside. Not as good as I had expected. You won't miss much is skip the cathedrale and save time for...More

Thank leafjumper
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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
27 December 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