St Peter's Cathedral
With initial construction commencing in 1160 and lasting nearly
a century, St Peter's Cathedral has over the years become a
hotchpotch of architectural styles with Romanesque, Gothic and
Neoclassical features. A former Catholic cathedral, St Peter's
became a Protestant church in 1536 at the advent of the Reformation
and was cleared of its ornate fittings such as altars, statues,
paintings and furniture, but the stained glass windows remained.
Prominent theologian John Calvin preached at St Peter's Church from
1536 to 1564 and the church soon became the centre of
Protestantism. For a breathtaking panoramic view of Geneva and Lac
Leman, climb the 157 steps that lead to the summit of the
cathedral's north tower.
Address: Cour Saint-Pierre
Opening Time: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 12pm
6.30pm (1 October to 31 May). Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6.30pm
and Sunday 12pm to 5.30pm (1 June to 30 September)
Admission: Access to the tower Sfr8 (adults), Sfr4 (children).
Combined admission to the Archaeological site and tower: Sfr16
(adults), Sfr8 (children)