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Eglise Russe

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Address: 18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41-22-346-47-09
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A spot of Russia

Very beautiful orthodox church with outstanding icons. Make sure to check when it's open. Pretty crowded during service. Respect traditions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We visited on a nice warm afternoon, and saw some deck chairs next to the fountain outside. We opted for a short rest instead of going inside. So I can only comment on the exterior. The gardens surrounding the building are ok but nothing special. It was quite a popular place for the tourists. I quite enjoyed sitting in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very beautiful orthodox church with outstanding icons. Make sure to check when it's open. Pretty crowded during service. Respect traditions.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The church is small and you have to offer a small contribuition to get in, but the church is really something different from what one is used to seeing in Western Europe, you realy do feel like you're in Russia for a little bit. It is worth the visit.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My family did a self guided walking tour of Old Town Geneva and stumbled on this church. The outside and inside are equally beautiful, but the inside is a bit unusual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful building next to the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Worth a visit, pay attention to the opeulent mansion buildings around it. This is the most prestigious area in Geneva to live and work. The church is undergoing a facade reconstruction so be aware. The interior is quite dark, but it holds some nice icons. Do not hesitate to speak to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A nice example of Byzantine architecture. Worth a visit if you havent been to Russia. However currently (July 2015) there church is fully covered by scaffolding because of repairs/renovation.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Hidden by scaffolding not worth visiting. It's also not very big. Quite a walk from the lake about 30min.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Unfortunately the scaffolding is still up, surrounding the church, so you can't admire the outside of the lovely Russian Orthodox church. I entered at the beginning of a service and found it so enchanting that I stayed nearly throughout the entire service. Women do remember to have a scarf with you, to place over your head and no shorts or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a stunning church. I haven't had the pleasure of visiting many Russian (or other) Orthodox churches but one appreciates why the Orthodox Church draws in so many followers, and has inspired composers such as Rachmaninoff. The icons in this small-but-perfectly-formed church are beautiful and there is a real sense of spirituality and prayer. A visit is highly recommended, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This Orthodox church is really beautiful. It is located in a quiet street of Geneva, a walking distance from the Rond point de Rive. It is worth a visit.

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