Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), Geneva

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) depicts the story of the Protestant Reformation with statues of significant individuals, events, and documents. Built in 1909, the 18 m (60 ft) wall resulted from a contest designed to spruce up the grounds of the University of Geneva. Because the city was the center of Calvinism during the Reformation, the wall honors four important Calvinists most prominently. Statues of Theodore Beza, John Calvin, William Farel, and John Knox stand 5 m (16 ft) tall in the center of the wall. Surrounding these figures are Calvinists from other countries, such as Oliver Cromwell from England, and William the Silent from the Netherlands. Below the statues, read descriptions of how each of these figures supported Calvinism and the Reformation. Plan your visit to Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Geneva vacation route planner.
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  • Monument carved out of a huge wall in a park, which tells the story of Protestantism, especially the four major religious figures, among them Calvin.
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  • is located without much indication on a beautiful square. It is part of the cultural route that forces the city
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  • The gardens where this sculpture wall is located are very pleasant and make a nice respite stop on a walking tour of Geneva. 
  • Beautiful wall. Get a glimpse on a bright sunny day and relax in the lush green lawns. Play a game of chess wth total strangers and make it a day.
  • Interesting to read prayers and history on the same wall. Not too much though
  • Touching monument.
  • Well, it's a wall. What can I say...
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