Towers Climb up the two tall towers with long spiral staircase to get an ultimate 360° view on the whole Geneva and Geneva lake with it's monumental Jet d'Eau.
The two towers are the North and South tower and if You feel like visiting both towers is too much of a climb, visit South tower in the good weather, as it has an open air balcony where you can walk freely, with direct view ower the lake, while North tower's top room is a spacious wooden room with closed windows, thus is preferred in a rainy weather.
Opening hours of towers: 1st October - 31st May: until 5pm 1st June - 30th September: until 6pm During the concert in Cathedral (mostly summer), entry to towers is closed.
Entrance for the towers is CHF 5 for adults and CHF 2 for children (6-16).
Cathedral was rebuilded several times, last reconstructions took place in 18th century.
All these historical findings are proving the existence of the city in the antiquity.Entrance: CHF 8 for adults, CHF 4 for students and children, free with Geneva Pass. Pierre Cathedral, just next to it, is the Musée International de la Réforme, or International Museum of Reformation, Geneva, portraying the reformation times, ideas, lives of the common people and discussing about the theology and history.Opening hours: daily 10am to 5pm (last entrance at pm). Open Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm, entrance CHF 10,- 5 min walk (500 meters) south-east from the Cathedral, at Rue Charles-Galland 2, is huge and comprehensive Museum of Art and History, which hosts most of the significant historical artifacts from this Cathedral, it's Archeological Site and some of it's glass painted windows.Interiors of the Cathedral were vastly demolished in 1535, when Geneva's residents accepted the Reformation and destroyed all the altars inside the cathedral, all the statues and most of the paintings in a rage. It has a old, spacious and rather plain interior, highlighted by shiny candle-like looking chandeliers, with beautiful shrine, several rows of benches and few chapels. From the front it looks little bit like a huge gold-silver-red crown.Luckily the Pulpit and some paintings at the tops of the pillars were preserved. Side aisles contains huge stone blocks - tombstones of church dignitaries from 15th and 16th centuries. Today, several loud speakers are installed on the pillars to provide for better (even though electronic) sound. Opening hours of Cathedral: 1st October - 31st May: Mon-Sat: 10am - pm Sunday: 12pm - pm 1st June - 30th September: Mon-Sat: 9 am - pm Sunday: 12pm - pm Last entry to the tower half an hour before cathedral's closing time.
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It was originally used as a storehouse and later as a schoolroom.