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Notre Dame Basilica

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Address: rue Argand 3, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Refuge in the centre of Geneva

This is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Geneva, near the main railway station. It is a place I like to go to escape the hussle and bussle of Geneva. It is often quiet as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Geneva, near the main railway station. It is a place I like to go to escape the hussle and bussle of Geneva. It is often quiet as there are not too many people visit and it is only a bit busy when there are masses. If you like peace and... More 

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the church after reading some of the reviews here, highlighting the beauty of the stain glass windows. It was a Monday at around 12:30 in the afternoon. Mass was taking place and I was surprised at how many people attended. A song was sung, a prayer. It felt very serene and relaxing to enter this space on an... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you like beautiful church then this is one not to miss. The church is very well preserved and beautiful on the inside. Real candles to light and a place to sit down and enjoy the decoration in the church. The windows are masterpieces on their own.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Surrounded by roads so not much space around it but the inside holds beautiful stained glass and a peaceful interior.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had a quick look at this small church. It's small and central. Worth a quick visit. Nothing special.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I wandered into this church near the train station and found it to be beautiful, small, and not overdone. Enjoyed strolling through it and looking at the beautiful stained glass windows.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Basilica Notre-Dame of Geneva is the main Roman Catholic church in Geneva, Switzerland, the old Saint-Pierre cathedral being now a Protestant parish. The statue of Our Lady of Geneva, offered by the Pope Pius IX, is venerated. It is also a stopover for pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela. The basilica marks somehow the beginning of the via Gebennensis,... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

It was an interesting comparison to the Cathedral de St. Pierre. Notre Dame still has a painted ceiling and side sections. The other cathedrals had been white washed.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The basilica has wonderfully bright, vibrant stained glass windows. The church is beautiful inside and worth a short visit, if only for the windows.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is an unassuming church with wooden pews, a modern organ underneath a beautiful rose window. But the best part of this church are all the different styles of stained glass windows. Take time to really look at the differences, from traditional to modern, and if you can be there in early afternoon, the light colors change the interiors to... More 

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