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St. Peter's Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Geneve) description and photos - Switzerland: Geneva. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Geneve.
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The construction of the cathedral, which began in 1160, was completed only in 1232. The building is a mixture of styles with a predominance of Romanesque and Gothic. A pediment with Greco-Roman columns and a dome, inspired by the building of the Pantheon in Rome, were added in the 18th century.
The interior of the temple has almost no decorations. From the Catholic legacy stained glass windows, carved choirs, pulpit and carved column capitals with images of mermaids and various monsters remained. There is also a low, ascetic Calvin chair. In the Maccabean chapel, where the warehouse was located, you can see copies of 15th century frescoes depicting angels playing music.
There is an observation deck on the north tower of the cathedral, from where a beautiful view of the city opens, lake and surroundings.
Near the entrance to the cathedral is the Archaeological Museum, where mosaics, stones from the foundations of the church and the crypt of the 11th century are displayed.
A small chapel (Calvin's temple), built in the Gothic style in the XV century, became a meeting place and sermons for representatives of the reformist movement in the Church. It was in this building that Miles Coverdale prepared the first edition of the English Bible, which went down in history as the Geneva Bible. Now the services of the Scottish Church are held here.
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