Cathédrale St-Pierre

sights / Religious

Cathédrale St-Pierre information

Location
Geneva , Switzerland
Address
Cour St-Pierre
More information
www.espace-saint-pierre.ch
Prices
admission free, towers adult/child Sfr5/2
Opening hours
9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Sat, noon-6.30pm Sun Jun-Sep, 10am-5.30pm Oct-May
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Begun in the 11th century, Geneva's cathedral is predominantly Gothic with an 18th-century neoclassical facade. Between 1536 and 1564 Protestant John Calvin preached here; see his seat in the north aisle. Inside the cathedral 77 steps spiral up to the attic – a fascinating glimpse at its architectural construction – from where another 40 lead to the top of the panoramic northern and southern towers .

In summer, free carillon (5pm) and organ (6pm) concerts fill the cathedral and its surrounding square with soul.