Old Town and Cathedral of Saint Pierre


Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Genève City

Genève City

Due to its multicultural character, Geneva is often called the smallest metropolis. It has a lively Old Town with wine taverns, art galleries and antique dealers. The Cathedral of Saint Pierre sits on the peak of the hill on which the Old Town is located.

Zoom map

Group Activities


1/2 day

1 - 50


Whole year

Share contents

Thanks for your rating
The architecture of the Cathedral of Saint Pierre has undergone more than one change during the course of its history. Its first phase of construction dates back to 1160 and lasted nearly a century. Under the Reformation, it became a Protestant place of worship from 1535. The effort to climb the 157 steps to the top of the towers is rewarded with an amazing 360° panorama of the city and the lake. It also has the largest collection of Gothic and Romanesque capitals in Switzerland.
Do not miss the archaeological site located underneath the Cathedral where you will discover treasures dating back to antiquity.


  • 1
    Karl Marx

    The last time i was here i saw saint pierre do the jerk.

    Monday, Dec 5, 2011 6:43 PM

Comment this article

Fields marked with * are required.

Select a different view for your results: