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Eglise Russe

18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
41-22-346-47-09
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Ranked #11 of 70 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Religious Sites
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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our tourist map showed this Byzantine-Moscovite style Russian Orthodox Church just off the main road near the Museum of Art History. We spotted it when we climbed up to the Observation Terrace. It was very easy to walk to, even from the waterfront. At this time, they are in the process of renovating the exterior, so you will find obstructions... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This church comes unexpected, both its architecture and location - a mostly residential area. This Russian Orthodox Church in Byzantine style has been a spiritual home to Russian immigrants and visitors for many decades, with a full schedule of services. The interior is decorated with icons, candles and a dividing-wall. The exterior, with the golden onion-dome cupolas, is simply stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A lovely Russian church with its gleaming gold cupolas in downtown Geneva. Unexpected and very interesting though we did not go in as there was a service going on..

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Had a hard time finding the church as address in the site is inaccurate. It is quite beautiful from outside, and inside is worth a look as well. However there are other sites more worthy of your time in my opinion, unless you have a special interest in this one.

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We came across the cathedral by accident and it is a small jewel in a largely residential area near the main Art Museum. It is a beauty externally and very special when we crept inside. There was a service underway and we sat quietly at the back to absorb it all.listening to the service and the singing was moving and... More

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Geneva
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The church is interesting outdoors but paying to see the inside totally turned me off and there was nothing of great interest

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Beautiful from the outside. I never went inside, although you can. They just ask for a small donation. But as it is a fully functioning church, I didn't want to impose.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A Russian Orthodox church tucked away in the most unexpected place close to the Old Town. Definitely worth a look inside. A tranquil oasis in a busy town. Recommended

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you are interested in Russian history an culture Eglize Russe is a must Built by Alexander the Tzar it belongs to the Russian Patriarchy and is active with regular services.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Absolutely visit this beautiful church... Open on Sundays or for Russian church holldays, it will allow you to better understand the Russian traditional architecture. This place is especially precious due to it's unique history and to the fact that it kept it's original setting since it didn't have to survive the revolution.

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