St Peters CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Place Bourg-Saint-Pierre, 1204 Geneve, Switzerland, Geneva
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 41-223117575
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Geneva itinerary 1 day.
- 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.
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91.4% of people who visit Geneva include St Peters Cathedral in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
41.78% of people start their St Peters Cathedral visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Peters Cathedral
80.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Peters Cathedral
If you are on a time crunch I would suggest you to go visit this cathedral first. It will take you about 20 minutes from the station (walking) but this is such a beautiful place to visit. I particularly liked the chapel but the cathedral as a whole is an amazing place. If you like the Middle Ages make sure to go here, better not miss it!
The cathedral is very unique from both inside and outside. You can access it either through wheel chair access or through stairs. From outside it looks like an ancient roman temple with its large columns. From inside, it has rows of wooden chairs. It has high dome and very high ceiling and colored glass. People walk silently inside or sit on the wooden chairs for prayers.
Excellent architecture. The St. Pierre Cathedral cathedral in Geneva was built as a Roman Catholic cathedral. It became a Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva church during the reformation. John Calvin's chair is one of the main attraction here.
Amazing architecture, beautiful cathedral. The tour is highly recommend and it's only for 5 CH. You get to see all of Geneva from the towers, at different angles. The view is tottaly worth it! You can easily spend more than an hour in there.
Great old cathedral. Beautiful views from the towers. Amazing archeological ruins museum underneath. Very worth the time.