St. Peter's Cathedral

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Overview

St. Peter's Cathedral (english), or Saint Pierre Cathedral (french) is over 850 years old Geneva's main church, famous for Jan Kalvin preaching here. St. Peter's Cathedral is found within the center of Geneva's Old Town, slightly on Capitol Hill overseeing the town , combining various architectural styles from Gothic to Ancient, as it was being rebuilt over the centuries. Since 16th century Cathedral belongs the Reformed Church.
North and South Towers are available for visitors vith outstanding views over Geneva. Cathedral also hosts numerous concerts, there's an archaeological site and Maccabean Caple located here and open for the general public .

 

History

St. Peter's Cathedral was build between years 1160 - 1252, on the place where previously used to stand basilica from the 6th century. Cathedral was rebuilded several times, last reconstructions took place in 18th century. In 1397, the Chapelle des Macchabées was added to the first building and in 1752 the portico was added to the western facade. Interiors of the Cathedral were vastly demolished in 1535, when Geneva's residents accepted the Reformation and destroyed all the altars inside the cathedral, all the statues and most of the paintings in a rage. Luckily the Pulpit and some paintings at the tops of the pillars were preserved.
Cathedral is 64 meters long. It has a old, spacious and rather plain interior, highlighted by shiny candle-like looking chandeliers, with beautiful shrine, several rows of benches and few chapels. Side aisles contains huge stone blocks - tombstones of church dignitaries from 15th and 16th centuries.
Cathedral is rented for concerts sometimes. There is no entrance fee for the St. Peter's Cathedral.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 12:00 pm to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 01:45 pm to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Bus : The Closest stop(s) available to the St. Pierre Cathedral is the Taconnerie, and Cathédrale. The Bus service(s) that reach the stops are 36.
  • By Tram : The Closest station(s) available to the St. Pierre Cathedral is the Place de Neuve stop. The train service(s) that reach the station is 12, 14, 17 and 18.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Free for all :

Take a tour around the Church and admire the exquisite Architecture.

As the St. Pierre Cathedral more than a tourist attraction, it is highly noted for its religious beliefs and is considered the house of God. So, the correct dress code is:
Have arms, shoulders and legs covered for both men and women
Strictly no sleeveless tops and blouses
No miniskirts or dresses
No shorts for men
No hats

Address

St Pierre Cathedral, Cour de Saint-Pierre, Geneva, Switzerland

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Eva-Maria Messner
Eva-Maria Messner
09/09/2020 00:36
A wonderful church. We collected the last stamp of our 26 day pilgrimage here. Lovely service.
Anastasia Rusakova
Anastasia Rusakova
08/27/2020 15:04
Most of the church decoration is removed, but there is one chapel which is preserved, and its truly magnificent
Tom Schumann
Tom Schumann
09/10/2020 23:45
If you like cathedrals, you'll like this place.
Celine Mlr
Celine Mlr
08/29/2020 14:54
Beautiful view over the city! Recommend highly to do that when I’m town
Air Phanrai
Air Phanrai
07/31/2020 13:13
Ticket to tower Adult 7 CHF, child 7-16 years is 4 CHF. There are 2 tower which is sounth tower and Panorama View. Stair to walk up its small need to becareful. Once you got up there. There is view of Geneva town. There lots postcard you can buy and you wont see somewhereelse. Price of postcard is from 1.50- 3 Chf. If you come to Geneva must visit.

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The best time to visit the place is between April and October. This is the time where the Swiss will be at the peak of its weather and the best time for Sightseeing.
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