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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
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Ranked #27 of 70 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.
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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

it's good that it's next to the park , otherwise it's just a wall with the 4 father of Geneva. there is a fountain there were kids can play in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A nice surprise to stumble across. Beautiful sculptured wall set among lovely surroundings. With locals playing giant chess and nice little walks around the park.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I visited just after a visit to the Cathedral. I had to get my picture of Calvin, Knox and a few other giants. My daughter was more enamored of the fact we could order a nice baguette sandwich (cheap by Geneva standards!) and eat out on the park bench while students from the university were sunning themselves.... More

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have never seen anything on this scale before, a long limestone wall with inscriptions and gigantic statues of famous reformation figures (i.e. Calvin and partners).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The wall is beautifully done, with reliefs of all the key players in the reformation, set in a little park. It is well maintained and worth a visit, being not far from the main areas of Geneva, but be aware that the carvings are not in English at all

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Was really excited to go see this first when the Folks mentioned that we'd be staying in Geneva for 2 days of our Swiss holiday.( As im a huge History buff) For the first 10 mins i really enjoyed taking photos of the place and a few obligatary family selfies, but then we noticed we were being watched. From what... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The wall is situated in a pleasant park at the 'back end' of the old town. The wall seems to be a hangout for some alternative types, but is no worse for it. The scale of the structure was beyond my expectations, and I conclude that any picture without something to compare scale will be misleading. It is huge and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Reformation Wall intrigued me when I stumbled upon it the first time on a recent visit to Geneva. As a Catholic, the Protestant movement and its history are quite interesting to me and this wall and its many stories were quite informative. The park itself is quite peaceful on an average day and there always seems to be a... More

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Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The old part of Geneva is very beautiful , small street, cathedral, reformation wall, etcétéra , really to see

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A beautiful park, but I'm not too sure about how safe by staying there alone, because I seemed to be some strange people there. Besides that, it is a beautiful place with an equally interesting monument.

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