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Eglise Russe

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

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Really felt like a church

I found the Russian Church difficult to find as I was looking for the golden domes but they are currently covered in scaffolding and not actually visible. The atmosphere inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the Russian Church difficult to find as I was looking for the golden domes but they are currently covered in scaffolding and not actually visible. The atmosphere inside is very peaceful and with very quiet background music playing, it had a very tranquil and spiritual feel to it. This was my favourite of the several places of worship... More 

Thank Lemmus
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This beautiful small church is currently undergoing extensive renovation. It does not look like much from the outside, but the inside can still be visited (with a CHF2.- contribution) and religious services have not been interrupted. Geneva’s orthodox community is lucky to have an outstanding choir, and attending a Russian orthodox service is always an amazing experience for Christians of... More 

Thank RayAnh72
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very small and quaint with incredible interior. Very close to the Old town and the Museum of Art and History. Definitely worth a visit. Recommended!

Thank DoonDee
Constanta, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

the whole building is covered by scaffoldings so is very difficult to noticed it. all the info posted on the fence were in russian language and unfortunately and with out any explanation it was closed on the orthodox easter!!! maybe they were working on the moscow time zone...:)

Thank razvancioc
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Writhing a 5 min walk from Rive, on the hill, and you will experience the atmosphere for Russian orthodoxy.

Thank Alex-and-Maria
Miami Lakes
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Pictures are beautiful of the exterior, but with the renovations, none of this is visible. Smallish inside.

Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Not as I expected. Conventional building that did not show great history. But the path to get there and seen beautiful landscape that was nice to see them

Thank Mehdi V
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Entrance fee is 2 CHF except Sunday morning when there is the mass and it is free. Worth a look as there is no orthodox church as beautiful as this (small) one. But nothing to compare with russian ones...

Thank incahueca
Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This Church is in no way particularly original. I've seen much nicer ones in Romania. If you've never been to an Orthodox church then you might be tempted, if not then don't bother. NOTE: they charge you a visiting fee, which I find very awkward.

Thank SophieT68
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

It was different experience while visiting. There was lots of decoration on the walls which was giving different look

Thank ZaimJee

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