AOL Travel
Print

St. Pierre Cathedral , Geneva

St. Pierre Cathedral  - Geneva, Switzerland
St. Pierre Cathedral
Place du Bourg de Four 24, Geneva, Switzerland 1204Map
+41 22 319 7190
Neighborhood: Old Town
Overview

Construction began as far back as 1150 but the cathedral underwent a number of setbacks and transformations before its completion. One of the most significant transitions took place in the 15th Century at the time of the austere Reformation. St. Pierre Cathedral was stripped of its altars, statues, paintings and furniture with only the stained glass windows remaining. The initial Gothic facade of the Cathedral was also later modified to its present mid-18th-century Neo-Classical style. For many visitors, one of the highlights is the breathtaking panoramic view of the city at the top of the steps of the narrow winding staircase in the North tower. The cathedral also has a very important archaeological site dating from the beginning of Christianity.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with St. Pierre Cathedral ?
St. Pierre Cathedral General Information
  • Type: Religious
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
ADVERTISEMENT