Site archéologique de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, Geneva
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Discover the rich history behind one of Geneva's most prominent churches at Site archéologique de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève. Construction works carried out in the 1980s accidently uncovered a plethora of ancient artifacts at this site, dating as far back as the Roman Empire. These have been carefully examined and curated to provide visitors with a remarkable insight into the city's history and the past of this important building. Witness remnants of the basilica that once stood here, including the Roman crypt, monk's cells, and allobrogian tomb. For a more in-depth tour, pick up one of the audio headsets at the cathedral's entrance. Add Site archéologique de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève and other attractions to your Geneva trip itinerary using our Geneva vacation planner.
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  • shows unusual thing that you'd see in a Cathedral as archaeological excavations under the present Cathedral
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  • Fascinating place arquiologico which lies beneath the Cathedral to see what life was like in the middle ages and even in Roman times very well structured with audio guide is fantastic must go
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  • Is quite interesting, but hard to be done. There are few signs and explanations in the audio tour is very long, which makes the visit a bit tiring. Would recommend only if there is time available.
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  • Very well-designed exhibit, with interactive screens, short films, and information panels that are color-coded by century! However, I don't believe that it's worth 8.00 CHF for an adult ticket -- if you have a Geneva Museum Pass, however, and really enjoy archeological digs, definitely check out this wealth of information.