Is a stunning Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Temple de Saint-Pierre rises on the highest point of one of Geneva's
old towns of Vieille Ville. The Temple de Saint-Pierre occupies
the site of a Roman temple along with a number of earlier churches
dating from the 14th century and forward. This Romanesque church
adorned with gothic elements was built between 1150 and 1232 after time
the building went through a series of renovations particularly to the
exterior. The two main towers that were never completed date back to the
13th century, the metal spire over the crossing was built in 1895,
replacing a tower that was destroyed by a fire during the 15th century.
The original west front doorway was replaced from 1749-1756 by a portico
of six Corinthian columns. Extensive restoration of the church
began in 1888-1898 and additional work from 1974-1979.
Special Highlights of the Temple de Saint Pierre include; The Interior-
is impressive with plenty of open space and stunning decor, isles
divided off by massive clustered piers, a large gallery and much more.
Archaeological Excavations- below the Temple de Saint Pierre reveal an
extensive underground labyrinth which represents evidence of early
Christian settlement on the hill. And the Choir Stalls- These late
Gothic choir stalls are delicate featuring carvings from the destroyed
Chapelle des Florentins along with other interesting artifacts.
The Cathedral of St. Peter is well known as the church where John Calvin
gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century. From the north
tower of the cathedral you will have spectacular panoramic views of
Geneva, by climbing 157 narrow & winding stairs but well worth the
view!!!!!! And located in the entrance at the far end of the nave
it Calvin's Chair. When you visit the Temple de Saint-Pierre there
is plenty to see and discover as you wander through the church and