Geneva Cathedral, Switzerland

The Cathedral of St. Pierre in Geneva is one of the most attractive of the Swiss Cathedrals. It dates to the 12th Century and stands at the highest spot in the Old City Centre with dramatic views across Lake Geneva.

John Calvin is associated with the Cathedral and used it as one of his early bases.

Excavations in recent years have found remains dating back to the Roman period. Between the 8th and 10th Centuries two other Cathedrals pre-dating this one were built and destroyed.

Today the Cathedral is a jumble of different styles, having slowly grown in size as time passed with additions in Baroque and neo-Classical styles, although the bulk, including the impressive tower, are very much Gothic.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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