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Address: place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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+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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A pleasant experience

We had gone here on a cold and rainy day, so it was anyways very pleasant. There are a lot of buildings in the vicinity, giving it a more relaxed atmosphere. From the inside, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had gone here on a cold and rainy day, so it was anyways very pleasant. There are a lot of buildings in the vicinity, giving it a more relaxed atmosphere. From the inside, the church is modest compared to the famous churches of Europe. Overall, definitely worthy visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful church with a magnificent chapel. Climb the bell tower for a great view. Bring something to clean your hands the hand rails were sticky. Some strange modern updates and part of main church was under some restoration worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is hard to go on the top of the Cathedral because they are 157 steps but the views are incredible. It is a must do things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is a nice attraction in the old town of Geneva. It has about 11 stations (close to each other), besides an extra paid (as far as I understood) station to visit the towers (I didn't take this visit). It's worth visiting 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historical place has been built from 12 century. With a large organ and historical architecture. You can either walk up hill or step on small bus (van) which circulated every half and hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many cathedrals in the past few years and this was one of my favorites. It is rather quiet near the the cathedral itself, but it is not far from other attractions in Geneva.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Substantial number of stairs in the Tower- stone circular stair well with "Stop Lights" in some sections. I went up the Towers on the basis of TripAdvisor recommendation, but struggled to locate the access to the panoramic view. The access I gained had metal mesh over all but one opening so decent photos were difficult to get. After I was... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a beautiful cathedral with an interesting tower,which gives superb views across the city.The old town is atmospheric,and well worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are new to cathedrals then this is impressive but compared to some of the best like Reims cathedral or the York minster this is a fairly normal one. There is a smaller room the right of where you enter which has very ornate decoration and is worth spending more time on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited the cathedral the organist was practicing; it gave the space a true sense of serenity, immortality and religiosity. The cathedral was otherwise empty of visitors as it was a week day morning, on a rainy day in February. The sober decorations and the organ provided me with the right atmosphere to enjoy this space on a dark... More 

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