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Cathédrale St-Pierre (St. Peter's Cathedral)

Cathédrale St-Pierre (St. Peter's Cathedral) Review

A stylistic hybrid scarred by centuries of religious upheaval and political turmoil, this imposing cathedral somehow survived the ages with its dignity intact. The massive Neoclassical facade was an 18th-century addition meant to shore up 12th-century Romanesque-Gothic walls; stained-glass windows, the Duke of Rohan's tomb, a few choir stalls, and the 15th-century Chapel of the Maccabees hint at lavish alternatives to Calvin's plain chair. Fifteenth-century bells and bird's-eye city views reward those who climb the North Tower.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Cour St-Pierre, Vieille Ville, Geneva, 1204 | Map It
  • Phone: 022/3117575
  • Cost: North tower 4 SF
  • Hours: June–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–6:30, Sun. noon–6:30; Oct.–May, Mon.–Sat. 10–5:30, Sun. noon–5:30
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  • Location: Vieille Ville
Updated: 11-14-2013

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