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Basilica of Notre-Dame - On the Pilgrimage Route

A step towards Santiago de Compostela

After centuries of turbulent history, the Basilica of Notre-Dame now belongs to the Roman Catholic Church.

The Basilica of Notre-Dame, built between 1852 and 1857, is the main place of worship for Geneva's Catholic community. Located near the Cornavin railway station, pilgrims stop there on their way to Santiago de Compostela. In June 1875, after the anticlerical government came to power, the Basilica was occupied, then closed. In 1911, the Catholic Church was able to buy it back. Made of sandstone, its architecture was inspired by the 13th century Gothic style.



Monday to Saturday: 6.30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday: 7 am to 9 pm
Masses are celebrated daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at 7 am, 8 am and 6 pm. Monday at 12.15 and 18.30. Sunday masses are celebrated at 7.30 am, 9 am, 10.15 am, 11.30 am, 5 pm, 7 pm (in English) and 8.30 pm
Prayer of the Rosary is daily at 5 pm (6 pm on Sundays).

Price & conditions

The church is equipped with a magnetic circuit for the hard of hearing and an access ramp for the handicapped. Within the church, pamphlets are available in different languages, guiding those who wish to visit the church. Pets are not allowed inside the

Admission free


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Place de Cornavin - 1201 Genève
Telephone: +41 22 716 56 66