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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

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Address: Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 20 00
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital...
This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.
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more than a wall for lovers of history

some people may just see a wall with statues but for history buffs the wall will represent a significant period in european history.. the wall has the statues of the four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

some people may just see a wall with statues but for history buffs the wall will represent a significant period in european history.. the wall has the statues of the four Protestant Reformers... you can also take a stroll in Bastions Park on a clear day it's a pleasant and beautiful park... Definitely a must see when you take a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Reformation Wall or Mur de la Reformation. I suppose you could say it is Geneva's Mount Rushmore or not as the case may be. The wall has the 4 statues of the Protestant Reformers looking down onto the Park. In the middle stand Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox. On the sides we find those... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

when you start your on foot tour to old part of Geneva, first you reach Parc des Bastions, where you find local people are playing giant chess and children are enjoying various rides and then you see a wall with four statues of reformist, and without visiting this place your tour to Geneva is not complete.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We walked from the Old Town to reach this monument. It is a long white wall with statues of the Reformers. Geneva took in the Protestants who were persecuted in other parts of Europe in medieval times. They found peace here. The monument reflects an aspect of the city's history. Aside from being a monument, the immediate area is a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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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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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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