Les Amis De L Eglise Orthodoxe Russe, Geneva

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Uncover the sacred treasures of Les Amis De L Eglise Orthodoxe Russe, the city's Russian Orthodox Church. The ambitious building project was funded by the Russian Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Switzerland for many years. Since its completion in 1866 the building has served as an important spiritual landmark and community hub for the city's Russian population. Its classic Byzantine features, such as gold onion domes, differ distinctly from traditional Swiss churches. Go inside to discover brightly colored ceilings, elaborate icons, and heady incense, matching the grandeur of the building's imposing facade. Church services are open to all. For Les Amis De L Eglise Orthodoxe Russe and beyond, use our Geneva trip builder to get the most from your Geneva vacation.
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  • If you're in the Museum District, feel free to make a small detour to visit the Russian church and soak up the beauty of the Interior of the place.
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  • Beautiful church in the heart of a protected 19th end district. Has just undergone an extensive restoration of its spires covered with gold leaf. Discover in all its glory.
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  • We strolled past this historic Russian Orthodox church on a walking tour and the sun's reflections off the gold leaf domes were eye catching and beautiful. Wish we'd had time to tour it.  more »

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In the elegant city of Geneva, a little shuteye doesn't come cheap. A number of relatively expensive hotels surround the lakefront, a prime location for visitors here; note that these tend to fill up for conferences and trade shows, so plan accordingly. More budget-minded travelers can look into options closer to the airport, which is a quick 15-minute ride on public transport into the city. While there a very few family-owned guesthouses and hotels, there are a handful of hostels--though these too are priced pretty steep. You can also find more affordable options in the outlying cities of Annemasse and Gaillard.
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