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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
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Ranked #25 of 66 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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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The reformation wall itself is quite spectacular with its monumental figures, but the park where it is located is very beautiful as well. This is where you will see people playing chess on huge boards painted right on the cement. The chess pieces are equally as large.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was pretty impressive. The park it is in is lovely as well. It's worth a walk past it and then continue on through the park.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very impressive piece, and with an interesting story behind it. If you have the time, read up on the history before you visit, as it's a much better experience knowing what it represents and who each statue is.

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