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

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Flickering candles, incense, golden icons...mesmerizing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Genoa, Italy

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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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West Hollywood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Sadly the church is under a major restoration currently. There is scaffolding covering the entire outside of the structure. I did venture inside for the 2 franc charge. Yes, it is a little creepy but also beautiful in its own right. I would have given it a higher rating if I could have seen the actual structure. :-/

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful small Russian church in the heart of a very nice neighborhood next to the historical city center.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Russian church is also a must-see when you visit Geneva. It's a bit off the core of the Old Town but you will not regret the extra few steps to see it. On the outside, the golden dome shines at all times. Inside, the rich ornaments will provide interesting views of the faith. Remember to take a scarf and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very beautiful Russian church, it is rare to see one as beautiful outside Russia. Worth a visit if you can

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The church looks great from the outside. I've never went to Russia, so it was the first time I saw that kind of towers in a church. They really look amazing and shine like gold. When you get inside, it's kinda weird - again, I don't know how a russian church should look like inside. It's all painted black and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Currently under renovation for its facade, can't see anything. There was mass going on when we tried to enter. Hope to visit it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was interesting to accidentally come to such a sight. This church is having a style that is not known for the region and that's what makes it unique and fun to see.

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Address: 18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41-22-346-47-09
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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