Basilica of Our Lady Notre Dame, Geneva

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  • Basilica of Our Lady Notre Dame
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    Basilique Notre-Dame de Geneve

    by mindcrime Written Jul 21, 2013

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    Basilique Notre-Dame de Geneve is a nice catholic church that is located opposite the main train station. It was built between 1852 and 1857 in neo-gothic style to serve the Geneva Catholics that gave most of the donations anyway but could enjoy their church only for some years the church closed in 1875 by the anti-clerical government.

    It houses the white statue of Notre-Dame de Geneve that was given to Geneva by Pope Pius IX, and is a popular stopover for catholic pilgrims that head to St Jacques de Compostela as it is the symbolic starting point of via Gebennensis.

    I couldn’t take many pictures of the exterior as it was a rainy day but once inside I loved how quiet it was, reflecting the motto of the church: Messenger of Peace .

    There are daily services (in English on Sunday)

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    • Architecture

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    Basilique de Notre Dame

    by MM212 Updated Nov 21, 2008

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    Built in 1857 in a Gothic revival style, la Basilique de Notre Dame is the principal Catholic church in Geneva. Prior to its construction, the main church was the older and smaller église de Saint-Germain, clearly not large enough for the sizable and important Catholic population of Geneva. Basilique de Notre Dame is located on Place Cornavin, north of the River Rhône, near Gare Cornavin (the city-centre railway station).

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    Basilica of Our Lady/Notre Dame

    by andrewyong Written Mar 26, 2006

    A small church compared to the Catholic turned Protestant Cathedral of St Peter, it is quite decorative with modern interpretation of interior church design in the sence of the altar and tabernacle. The golden tabernacle is a free tsanding one right behind the altar.

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    Notre Dame

    by littlesam1 Updated Jan 30, 2004

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    Notre Dame

    After visiting St. Peter's Cathedral you will find sharp contrast when you go to Notre Dame. Located near the Cornavin Train Station, Notre Dame is one of the first buildings that will catch your attention when you arrive in Geneva. This cathedral is beautiful in all of the traditional Catholic ways. This church was just across from our hotel and became a landmark for us when walking through the city.

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    More inside Notre Dame

    by littlesam1 Written Jan 30, 2004

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    Inside Notre Dame

    This pictures adds another comparison to St. Peters Cathedral. Both cathedrals were beautiful and interesting in their own way. I really like the comparison to see the difference in styles.

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    Inside Notre Dame

    by littlesam1 Written Jan 30, 2004

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    Inside Notre Dame

    The inside of Notre Dame is also very different from St. Peters. This church was very beautiful and ornate inside. Come this to the pictures of St. Peter's I included previously.

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  • Notre Dame is a church in...

    by sabsi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Notre Dame is a church in Geneva's city centre and I don't know whether it counts as sight - but I took a picture of it.

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