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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 71 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Religious Sites
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The church is ridiculously hard to find and is not signposted. There appears to be extensive refurbishment going on and there was scaffolding all around the building. The church is much smaller than I expected. Entrance is 2 francs and whilst there is lots of symbolism and we regalia on show, you're really not going to be spending more than... More

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Washington
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433 reviews 433 reviews
173 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
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
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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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