Located in the Old Town in Geneva is St. Peter’s Cathedral, the city’s oldest and most impressive architectural structure. It dates back to 1160 and took over 400 years to complete. It was restored and renovated on several occasions due to fires and other events.

There are a number of features which attract visitors to the cathedral. Firstly, the mixed architecture, such as the neoclassical facade of the building and its two square towers with a green steeple between them.

The second striking feature in the church is the austerity of the nave which reflects its transformation from a Catholic to a Protestant church in 1536.

The panoramic view from the top of the church tower is the last feature which attracts visitors who are keen to see the whole city from the top. But beware – it comes at a cost as there are 157 steps to the top.

Geneva Travel Guide | Historical buildings in Geneva

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