St Peters Cathedral5228 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Place Bourg-Saint-Pierre, 1204 Geneve, Switzerland, Geneva
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 41-223117575
- 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.
St Peters Cathedral Travel Tips
- 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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79.61% of people who visit Geneva include St Peters Cathedral in their plan
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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