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Saint-Pierre de Genève Cathedral

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Cathedral in Genève
Free
  • This cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter and an iconic symbol of Geneva (which it overlooks from the hill of Veille-Ville) also symbolises the influence of Protestant Rome.

  • A cathedral and religious community has been on the site of Saint-Pierre since the 4th century AD. Up until the 11th century, just a single building stood on the site. However, in the 12th century the first prince-bishop of Geneva, Arducius de Faucigny, began the construction of the cathedral we can see today. The work took about a century - from 1150 to 1250.
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
    • Mountain view
    • In town
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Lake 5 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Services
    • Guided tours
  • Rates
  • Free
  • Access to the towers and paid guided visits available (access to the towers closes about 30 minutes before the rest of the building).
Openings
Openings
  • From January 1, 2022 until May 31, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Sunday midday to 6.30 pm and worship at 10.00 am
  • From June 1, 2022 until June 30, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. Saturday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm organ hour. Sunday midday to 6.30 pm and worship at 10.00 am
  • From July 1, 2022 until August 31, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 5.00 pm hour of bell ringing, 6.00 pm organ hour. Sunday midday to 6.30 pm and worship at 10.00 am
  • From September 1, 2022 until September 30, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm organ hour. Sunday midday to 6.30 pm and worship at 10.00 am
  • From October 1, 2022 until May 31, 2023
    Opened Everyday
    * Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Sunday midday to 6.30 pm and worship at 10.00 am