Fodor's Expert Review Cathédrale St-Pierre

Vieille Ville Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Cour St-Pierre
Geneva, Geneva  1204, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: North tower 4 SF, June–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–6:30, Sun. noon–6:30; Oct.–May, Mon.–Sat. 10–5:30, Sun. noon–5:30, North tower 5 SF

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