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Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral

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Address: cour de Saint-Pierre 6 | CH-1204, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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+41 22 311 75 74
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 130.59*
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Day Trip to Geneva and Annecy from Chamonix
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One of the best places to visit in Geneva - if you like history...

This was an absolute surprise: the way this museum has been put together (architecturally, design wise, content and light design) is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aernout Z
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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an absolute surprise: the way this museum has been put together (architecturally, design wise, content and light design) is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best museums I have ever visited... While you walk under the existing Cathedral you see and feel history come alive. One word of advise: get the audio guide at the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is clearly one of the best preserved and excavated historical site in human history. It's just amazing to learn how the cathedral was built over and over again for centuries. One can see the different kind of stones used during those centuries stacked one above the other and perfectly preserved. The colourful cravings on floor is still very well... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

8 francs to go in but its well worth it. The audio guides are clear and give you an insight into the history of the place. An hour well spent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 1.5 hrs walking through here listening to the free audio guide. Amazing archeological site. It goes on and on. Not in a repetitive way, but it illustrates the different styles of building through the centuries. Very interesting and enjoyable. Family of four cost 24 CHF.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

OK so my girlfriend isn't too bothered by archaeology. Bad news for her is that I am! And I loved this place. The site is surprisingly large, with the remains of no fewer than three cathedrals to view. When I visited the main entrance to the museum was closed and access was via the north side of the cathedral.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is a good place to visit if you are interested in archaeology. It is just situated near the cathedral which gives you insight about the development of the entire city.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't know that there was a site under the cathedral until I stumbled at it by coincidence. Good display and an interesting story of the city. With a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This site is well done and quite extensive.... larger than it looks upon first entry. It provided a good history of the development of Geneva. Would recommend for those interested in history and/or archeology.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the best archeology sites I've ever visited. Very well done and managed if you enjoy the history of the very early church. A little disappointed that the tour costs 8 Euros, but nicely done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We arrived there late in the day so were went round a little quicker than advised and without the audio guide. However, it was still an enjoyable visit. I love the way it was laid out and the signage was adequate without the audio. I liked the colour coded tags showing the age of each section of wall however that... More 

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