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Eglise Russe

18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
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Ranked #9 of 53 attractions in Geneva
Type: Religious Sites
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Hastings UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Fantastic inside and beautiful outside well kept and maintained, Just a stones throw from the museum with the small park opposite looking down to the lake and its magnificent fountain. Not has big as the one we saw in Tallinn or as used I guess but fantastic. Well worth your time and effort, dare I say better than the Cathedral... More

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Hampshire, England
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

You are asked to donate a couple of francs, but otherwise there is no set charge to enter. It is small inside but nice and worth a short walk to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Very unusual building for the location, but lovely to look at. While looking at old town good to see.

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