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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (193 reviews)
“north tower” (37 reviews)
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place du Bourg-de-Four 24, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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+41 22 319 71 90
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"beautiful cathedral"
in 62 reviews
"old town"
in 193 reviews
"north tower"
in 37 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 32 reviews
"bell tower"
in 38 reviews
"protestant church"
in 30 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 13 reviews
"john calvin"
in 34 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 24 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 27 reviews
"small fee"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 53 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"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cost to climb the steps up to the towers only 5CHF per person and well worth the price for some lovely views across Geneva and the lake — not to mention getting to see some of the structural work in the rafters. The stained...More

Thank atcpeter
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just popped in! Worth a visit to admire the amazing architecture and true ambience of this ancient building. Organ music helped the ambience.

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral has a 5 CHF tour of its towers where you climb the steep sets of stairs and get to experience its ambient medieval architecture and the stunning views of Geneva from above. I should also mention that the post card kiosk gentleman who...More

Thank Andriy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geneva's Old Town “Vieille Ville” is an ancient maze of small streets with a lot of surprises and Cathedrale de St-Pierre is one of the best Places I’ve seen in Geneva.

Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a highlight, especially for first time visitors to Geneva. Walking around Old Town Geneva should be on top of your list of attractions. The highlight is the Cathedrale de St-Pierre. I would highly recommend doing both the climb to the top of both towers...More

Thank RealW0rldTraveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just post my business meetings , cathedrale de st Pierre really blew me away . So this has a history of John Calvin n his legacy in this beautiful and peaceful masterpiece . The choir barracks are nearly two centuries old n architecture just transports...More

Thank huzefakatawala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the Protestant reformation in the 1500's all imagery was removed from churches so the main area is very basic but there is a small room to the side showing you how it used to look inside with all the paintings on the walls. I...More

Thank Kaiko M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you see on your TV screen or in a picture the water fountain or St-Pierre Cathedral you know it's Geneva wherever you live. Built and rebuilt after fires and destructions over 15 centuries first as a catholic church then as the world most known...More

Thank Ivan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old cathedral. Apart from the gothic arches we enjoyed the furniture and wood carvings. The front of the cathedral on a sunny day is beautiful. One of the must see in Geneva. Free to enter. Going up the tower for the city and lake...More

Thank Taragopal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is beautiful, with a simpler less extravagant interior than many. The trip up the towers is good value and highly recommended. Do be sure to climb both, they offer very different views.

Thank Barwickgreen
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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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356twiggy
28 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
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