The Top-10

Top 10 Religious Sites in Geneva - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    St Pierre Cathedral

    4.6/5
    98 Reviews
    Geneva
    567m from downtown
    Religious Sites
    西溪老翁
    "Peter's Basilica, also known as St. Peter's Basilica, is a Catholic religious temple built between 1506 and 1626, one of the important symbols of the Catholic Church. The church covers an area of 23,000 square meters, with a diameter of 42 meters in the center and a height of about 138 meters. The church is considered the most sacred site of the Catholic Church. It contains murals and sculptures by many artists of the European Renaissance such as Michelangelo and Raphael. According to the Catholic Church, St. Peter's Basilica is the place where the apostle's chief Saint Peter was buried, and most of the popes were buried there."
    Highlights: Located in the old town of Geneva, St. Peter's Basilica is majestic and conspicuous. Built between 1160 and 1232, it was the pillar of faith for the citizens of Geneva. Unique mix-and-match style The cathedral has been rebuilt several times and incorporates a variety of architectural styles: the spectacular façade is built with white columns in the Greek Koslin style, rather like a Greek temple, and the main building of the church is Romanesque. With gothic spires and arches, it is very unique. Visit the interior of the church. The decoration of the interior of the church was extensively destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. Most of the paintings and sculptures were not spared, but the frescoes on the pulpit, the top of the pillars and the dome were still preserved. There is a large pipe organ above the entrance to the church, which now has additional speakers for better acoustics. There are benches and pulpit in the church hall, exquisite statues of saints and angels are carved above the vaulted colonnade, and the candles on the chandeliers emit warm yellow light, adding a hazy sense of holiness. John Calvin has presided over the promotion of the European Reformation Movement in St. Peter's Basilica since 1536. For 30 years, next to the pulpit on the left side of the church, you can see the wooden chair that Calvin used to sit on. The words "Le Siege de Calvin" (Calvin's headquarters) were engraved on it. In the southwest corner of St. Peter's Basilica is the Maccabee Chapel, a Gothic hall built in the 14th century as a warehouse and later as a lecture hall for propaganda of the Reformation. There are two towers overlooking St. Peter's Basilica in Geneva. You can enjoy a 360° view of Geneva by climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the tower. You can have a panoramic view of the old city of Geneva and Lake Geneva. The two towers communicate with each other and are connected by corridors.
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  • No.2

    Russian Orthodox Church

    4.6/5
    16 Reviews
    Geneva
    1.1km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    零零星星的旅程
    "The magnificent Orthodox Church ⛪️. [View] Located near the old city of Geneva, very beautiful neighborhood. [Fun] The church is very beautiful in appearance, usually open during the day, and there are worship activities on weekends. [Cost-effective] Tourists need to pay two Swiss franc tickets. The church is a golden mosaic, very beautiful, but no photos are allowed."
    Highlights: A church in the center of Geneva, between the Champel residential area and the old town. You can take bus No. 36 and No. 8 and get off at the tramchées, and you can see the church. The appearance of this church is quite luxurious, with several golden "onion tops", which are full of Russian style. The church is surrounded by luxurious buildings and is the local office area.
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  • No.3

    Holy Trinity Church

    4.8/5
    4 Reviews
    Geneva
    1.1km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    闲来有趣
    "We walked on the street of Geneva and saw a small church on the side of the road. There was a description on the wall next to the gate. In the past, we knew that it was the Trinity Church. This kind of church is a lot in Europe. Since the first is not a church, the second is not a believer, so look at its architectural style outside. The craftsmanship is still very beautiful, come here."
  • No.4

    Notre Dame Basilica

    5.0/5
    1 Reviews
    Geneva
    1.1km from downtown
    Religious Sites
    冰凉的
    "The building is good, it has a European style, a classical style, especially praise, taking pictures here is like in a movie."
  • No.5

    Chapel of the Maccabees

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    Geneva
    548m from downtown
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  • No.6

    Fusterie church

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    Geneva
    667m from downtown
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  • No.7

    日内瓦圣母圣殿

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    Geneva
    1.1km from downtown
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  • No.8

    Beth Yaakov Synagogue

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    Geneva
    498m from downtown
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  • No.9

    Emmanuel Church

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    Geneva
    1.4km from downtown
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  • No.10

    Calvin Auditory

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    Geneva
    549m from downtown
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