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Address: place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 319 71 90
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This famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance as the...

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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Lovely old Cathedral with amazing views from the top

Lovely Cathedral but a lot of stairs to climb. The view at the top is well worth the effort. Architecture is amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Cathedral but a lot of stairs to climb. The view at the top is well worth the effort. Architecture is amazing.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My visit to the Cathedral was part of the free walking tour (Heart of Geneva). Learning about the Cathedral's role in the history of Geneva is quite impressive.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this cathedral and we liked it. It's beautiful, quite and peaceful.This Gothic cathedral might be worth visiting if you happen to be in Geneva. One tip: do not pay for the towers and do not climb them. Not worth it. the view is limited with the small windows and the effort is not worth it

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting cathedral to visit. Do climb up to the top of the tower to get a great view of the city and the water feature.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you have time, fascinating history and recommend going up the tower, superb views across the city. For those who like to contemplate in a church, plenty of opportunity for this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A simply decorated church with some beautiful carved choir area, nice stained glass. You can go up the tower for 5 francs and get a veiw ogf the city but we didn't go up as i have difficulty with stairs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not quite sure how to describe this apart from comparing it to other cathedrals. If I do I must say I was disappointed. Wanted to light a candle for deceased family and friends but none available anywhere. It is also difficult to get there if you have mobility issues.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 main cathedral is beautiful although quite simple. The Maccabees Chapel on the side with its... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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