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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

cour de Saint-Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 75 74
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cour de Saint-Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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"audio guide"
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"pre roman times"
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"thousand years"
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"st pierre"
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"history buff"
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"main entrance"
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"old city"
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"visiting geneva"
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"archaeological"
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"skeleton"
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"centuries"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this almost by chance as not well signposted; entrance down steps at the side of the main cathedral entrance. Good audio guide; takes a little over an hour and very informative. Fascinating to discover that there were at least three earlier cathedrals on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site shows the development of the cathedral from the third century BC until now. It effectively highlights how the site developed, in both Christian and pre-Christian times. The entry fee includes an informative audio tour.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bof okeyish not outstanding only the fact of seeing the skeleton of an alobroge venerated person from 400 bc that was so venerated even after the roman invasion that the whole cathedral was done over his mausoleum

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

WOW! This was extremely cool! Combined with a free audio guide, the walk through the ruins was not only educational, but so much more authentic than a lot of other museums. Instead of seeing old things in glass cases, you get to walk through the...More

3  Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

a Nice holy place in the midst of Old Geneva Town, it is covered by the local sight seeing mini train tour by Swiss Tours, so dont waste time in searching for it, just reach the bridge near the starting of Rhone, from there you...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This amazing treasure, tucked under the Cathedral of St. Pierre, is perhaps the most impressive archeological site in Northern Europe. An amazing, large and well curated site covering an extensive area underneath the Cathedral and the surrounding area of the Old City of Geneva, it...More

Thank Ira L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had no idea it existed till I took a tour of the St. Peter's Cathedral. The history behind this archeological site is well worth the 8 CHF.

Thank Amma F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quite interesting site that is very well displayed with extensive walkways throughout and on multiple levels. The self guided tour with audio guide, provided with admission, took us about one hour and though you definitely need the audio guide it becomes a...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

My review of the cathedral was a 5/5 because of this site - I didn't realize it has a separate entry. So go see my review of the cathedral and you'll see that I thought this museum was very well-done and definitely worth your time...More

Thank dinj
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We read about this in a NYTimes 36-hour article, and decided to visit. A fascinating history of Geneva from pre-Roman times to the construction of the current cathedral. Explains why Geneva is where it is, the different influences on its development from pagan days thru...More

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