Chapel of the Maccabees

Chapel of the Maccabees, Geneva: Address, Chapel of the Maccabees Reviews: 4.5/5

Chapel of the Maccabees
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Neighbourhood: Bourg-de-Four
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adcrumpton
Phoenix, AZ134 contributions
Oct. 2021
Located inside the cathedral of St Pierre - the visual aesthetic stands in contrast to the other areas of the cathedral. Exquisite reds, yellows, and blues, beautiful stained glass windows. Pay attention to the wood work, such a lovely design.
Written 28 October 2021
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mugwump888
City of San Marino, San Marino153 contributions
Oct. 2021
I think most people who have seen lots of European churches will find this to be nothing special at all. Entirely skippable.
Written 22 October 2021
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,554 contributions
Jul. 2021
The Chapel of the Maccabees is inside the cathedral in Geneva, and entrance to it (as with the cathedral) is free. It's a small room but has beautiful stained glass windows. Unfortunately during our visit, there was some construction or restoration going on, so some of the windows and floor area were covered and not visible. I'm sure it will look even better once they're finished, and for now we enjoyed spending 5 minutes looking at the beautiful windows that were visible.
Written 5 September 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4,910 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
The chapel is located inside the cathedral of St Pierre, the huge building with columns in the old town (above a hill facing the lake). Entrance to the cathedral and therefore to the chapel is free. It was not the most amazing religious site I have visited but it was ok. I recommend going up the viewing tower.
Written 8 March 2021
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,837 contributions
Aug. 2019
It is said that the Cardinal Jean de Brogny had this beautiful colorful chapel built to house his and his family's tomb. It is the first elaborate Gothic style in Geneva and was restored later in the 19th century neo-Gothic style.
Written 2 June 2020
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,515 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is a beautiful chapel on the side of St Pierre Church. The stained glass and organ are the highlight. When I came here, it was empty and I felt very peaceful.
Written 12 April 2020
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Arturo S
Panama City, Panama15 contributions
Feb. 2020
The Chapel is very unique in its architecture, it is a blend of different of culture, religion and it is quite noticeable at first sight.

Definitely a place you should see while in Geneva!
Written 1 March 2020
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ezz100
Milton Keynes, UK141 contributions
Feb. 2020
This is a lovely chapel , beautiful windows and colours and will only take about 5 to 10 mins to see.
Written 12 February 2020
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Oscar O
Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Israel102 contributions
Nov. 2019
Go inside the cathedral and turn right, you’ visit an exquisite little chapel with astonishing carved figures and a beautiful organ
Written 5 December 2019
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Ann G
Warsaw, Poland27 contributions
Oct. 2019
Don't miss this. It is a side chapel in an undistinguished Calvinist Church. The rest of the church is bare and unadorned, in the Puritanical style, and then you step into small and beautifully decorated little gem. Stunning, as much for its style as its unexpectedness. The official history is a bit vague as to how and why it is so different to the church that surrounds it and how it survived the reformation and since but don't miss it.
Written 18 November 2019
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