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Written by Rahul on May 14, 2020 Share on

St. Pierre, The Cathedral of Geneva – The Architectural Marvel

On my personal checklist of places to visit, Switzerland holds a sweet spot number one because of its breathtaking visuals and the picturesque locations. One will always want to Visit Swiss at least once in their life. This is because of its locations and the world-famous production of chocolates. But what many do not know is that it also has its eyes on the famous arts and is also unique in presenting them. One of the best spots to visit is the St.Pierre Cathedral. This was the adopted home church of John Calvin who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. This will also give you a little peek into one of the best architecture of Geneva. Let us have a deeper look at the place to plan your perfect travel.

Saint Pierre Geneva
Image credits: Google Images

The 5 Facts Section of St Pierre Cathedral:

1. In this Cathedral recently, they have recently found the remains of the church previously. These prove the history of the city in the antiquity.
2. St. Pierre church is most famous for the presence of John Calvin. You can see the Triangular stool on which he used to sit.
3. There are towers fond in the cathedral that are connected through corridors. This is a place from where you can see the rooftop of the cathedrals.
4. There are two towers found in the Cathedral which are the North and South tower. These towers have the spiral staircases for which you can get a 360-degree view.
5. In 1890, a neo-classical main facade was added to the cathedral.

The Spiral staircase of the Cathedral
The Spiral staircase of the Cathedral | P.C – Google

The Direction Guide:

This is one of the famous places to visit while in Geneva. This Cathedral gives you a very good look of the ancient architecture with all the new modern art as a renovation to it.

Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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.

Satellite view of St. Pierre
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite view of St.Pierre cathedral
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info:


The timings will be as follows:

1st October – 31st May:
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5:30pm

1st June – 30th September:
Mon-Sat: 9 am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6:30pm

The last entry to the tower will be closed half an hour before the time of the closure of the Cathedral


The entry ticket price will be as follows:
CHF 8 for adults
CHF 4 for students and children
Free with Geneva Pass.

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.

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

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