St Peters Cathedral, Geneva

St Peters Cathedral, Geneva - Address, Phone Number

Address: Place Bourg-Saint-Pierre, 1204 Geneve, Switzerland

Phone: 41-223117575

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About St Peters Cathedral, Geneva

Made perhaps in 1160, this famous church is rather well-known as the  as the place where John Calvin gave his holy speech during the middle of the 16th century. In fact you can still find the seat from which he delivered this speech inside the church. In 1563 the place was transformed from a catholic to a protestant place of worship by him.

But the chair isn’t all. There are several other attractions worth seeing here. The altars, statues, paintings and furniture have been removed by Calvin’s followers but the stained windows of glass still remain. These and the rest of the architecture of the church is worth noting and very beautiful.

Although it has seen a lot of destruction, much of its beauty still remains.  A view from atom the north tower of the church is a must. You can see Geneva in all its glory from this vantage point.

St Peters Cathedral Information

  • The St. Peters Cathedral is also known by the names of Cathedrale St. Pierre and Geneva Cathedral. The church is basically a Romanesque church with a touch of Gothic style. The Gothic facade was later replaced by the neoclassical façade. 

How To reach St Peters Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Geneve
  • Rive 

Restaurants Near St Peters Cathedral

  • Lord Nelson Pub
  • Chez ma Cousine - on y mange du poulet
  • Restaurant Les Armures

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  • Interesting church on picturesque hill overlooking Geneve. One can buy tickets to climb the towers for some spectacular 360° views of the city and surroundings.

  • Nice place to view the whole Geneva! Only pay 5CHF(you can also pay 5 Euro) you could climb up the tower. The postcards showed here are also amazing!

  • Great views of Geneva! This is definitely a must see if you are visiting Geneva. Located in the Old Town, which is already so beautiful, going to this cathedral is a great way to spend a few hours. For 5CHF (cash only), you can visit the North and South Towers of the cathedral and get unparalleled views of Geneva. Amazing!

  • Another place that is definitely worth visiting in Geneva. The architecture of the cathedral is really interesting, and you can enjoy a great view of the city while you are there, as the cathedral is up on a hill.

  • This is a must visit. The cathedral is such a piece of beautiful architecture, one cannot help to admire and notice the details and all the fabulous stain glasses. On top of it, one can pay a small fee and go up to the top of the towers and see the city and the lake, 360 degrees. What fantastic views!

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