The Cathedral St Pierre in the old town of Geneva is probably best known for John Calvins sermons and, indeed, the Cathedral still hosts a chair he used.
The Cathedral, however, is still worth visiting in its own right. It's a rather odd mix of architectural styles from the Gothic and Romanesque sections of the main body to the Neo-classical façade added in 1750. The Chapel of the Maccabees was originally a warehouse and then a lecture theatre before being richly decorated and reconsecrated in 1878.
There is also an important archeological site under the cathedral. Excavations have revealed Roman mosaic floors, Christian sanctuaries from the 4th Century and an 11th Century crypt.
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Place Bourg-Saint-Pierre, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook