Famous Religious Sites in Geneva, Geneva

Geneva’s spiritual life boasts a great number of religious sites that are of historic and cultural value to the city. The city is also the place where the reformist movement started to grow, having theologian Jean Calvin as its leader. Take this tour, whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in places of spirituality, and visit the most important religious sites of Geneva.
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Famous Religious Sites in Geneva Map

Guide Name: Famous Religious Sites in Geneva
Guide Location: Switzerland » Geneva (See other walking tours in Geneva)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: john
Eglise Russe

1) Eglise Russe (must see)

The Eglise Russe (Russian Church) was built at the beginning of the 19th century, thanks to the great number of orthodox priests residing or studying in Geneva at that time, and generous donations made by the Russian Grand Duchess Anna Fiodorovna. This place of worship features a Byzantine design, and consists of bright golden onion domes and striped arches. The Church holds services in Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and other...   view more
Auditoire de Calvin

2) Auditoire de Calvin

The Calvin Auditorium or Calvin Auditory (French Auditoire de Calvin), originally the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve Chapel, is a chapel in Geneva, Switzerland which played a significant role in the Protestant Reformation. It is associated with John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox. The auditorium lies directly adjacent to Geneva's St. Pierre Cathedral in the Place de la Taconnerie. The austere Gothic-style building was constructed in the 15th century, on the site of earlier 5th-century religious...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cathédrale de St. Pierre

3) Cathédrale de St. Pierre (must see)

The Cathédrale de St. Pierre is probably one of the best-known holy buildings in Geneva. The Cathedral is located in the old part of the city of Geneva, thus making it a must see attraction. Its history dates back to the 11th century, and that's why its architecture combines a mix of Roman, Gothic and Neoclassical styles. The church has also been used by the reformist movement for its daily sermons. Underneath the cathedral there's an interesting archaeological...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Eglise Saint-Germain

4) Eglise Saint-Germain

The Eglise Saint-Germain is one of seven historic parishes of the city of Geneva. The actual building dates from the 15th century, and was initially a protestant church. In 1873, during the French occupation, it was turned into a Catholic church. The church is also known for its classical outdoor concerts during...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Temple de la Fusterie

5) Temple de la Fusterie

The Temple de la Fusterie is distinguished from other churches as the first religious building specifically established for Calvinist worship. The Temple was opened for protestant masses in 1715, and has enjoyed great popularity for many years. The building features Baroque style architecture with a big clock on the...   view more
Temple Saint-Gervais

6) Temple Saint-Gervais

The Temple Saint-Gervais is located in an old quarter of Geneva, called Saint Gervais. The initial church underwent some major improvements in the 17th century and was rebuilt in a Gothic style, funded with donations from local watchmakers, jewelers and goldsmiths, who lived in the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilique de Notre-Dame

7) Basilique de Notre-Dame (must see)

The Basilique de Notre-Dame is one of the few Catholic churches in Geneva. The Church was built at the end of the 18th century with the help of the local Catholic community. The architecture was executed in a Gothic style, inspired by that of the Amiens Cathedral. One of the main attractions of the church are the colorful stained glass windows depicting Catholic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité

8) Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité (must see)

The Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité is considered to be very much like a village church in England. The English Church, as known by the locals, appeared as a result of the large number of Anglicans that came to Geneva in the 16th -17th century and needed a place of worship. The holy building is situated on one of the central streets of Geneva, and this makes it a much-visited place for the English-speaking community in the...   view more

Walking Tours in Geneva, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Creating your own self-guided walk in Geneva is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva

Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva

Swiss watches are known as the best, when it comes to quality and precision. Some world-famous brands, such as Patek Phillipe, Swatch, Omega and Piaget were designed and masterminded in Geneva. The watch industry in Geneva dates back to the 16th century, and since then, it has developed rapidly and now makes the most desired watches. Take this tour to choose your watch from the best watch shops in Geneva.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Geneva Art Museums Walk

Geneva Art Museums Walk

Geneva is the home of many interesting and impressive art museums. Some of them are unique in the world. A great part of the valuable collections was donated by passionate Genevian collectors, who have managed to obtain the rarest examples of both antique and contemporary art. Large exhibitions of Fine Arts and Oriental Art are most impressive. Take the following tour to discover the most popular art museums of Geneva:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Historic Museum Walk in Geneva

Historic Museum Walk in Geneva

Geneva is a magnificent city with a great number of museums that offer a full spectrum of the city’s history. These showcases will enable you to discover the prehistoric Switzerland, and see how the city changed under Roman rule. There are views of medieval Geneva, as well. Take this tour to explore the historical insights of Switzerland and the city of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Geneva is a beautiful city that is worth visiting at any time of the year, as its beauty remains the same throughout the seasons. Mostly known as the city of watches and jewelery making, it has many more attractions to be discovered once you get there. The top landmarks of Geneva include the famous Jet D’eau and the Flower Clock. Take this tour to explore the top landmarks of the city of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva has always been very much appreciated by tourists, as it provides a variety of attractions. Everyone, who comes to Geneva is fascinated by its medieval look and the marvelous buildings, which are a mix of French and German influences. Take this walking tour if you are interested in learning more about some of the top architectural wonders of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

The night life scene of Geneva offers a variety of venues for a nice evening out, and a unique and spectacular experience. The majority of the bars and pubs are located in the downtown area and are available from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. Take this tour if you are looking for a memorable night out, and a place to relax and enjoy yourself in the city of Geneva

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km