Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), Geneva

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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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  • August 18, 2017
    This was not far from the Cathedral, and was well worth making the effort to find. A wonderfully done monument remembering the pillars of the Reformed Christian Faith. Thankful to get to see this in p...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Geneva has played an important role in the history of the Reformation. This majestic monument illustrates.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is an impressive wall and obviously relates big time to the history of this town ... love to pass by and spend a little while watching it!  more »
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  • Tranquillity is not found here but it should be in a place like this. Whilst they are doing development work, I feel any monument such as this should be surrounded by beautiful trees and peaceful setting. Unfortunately it is very open and next to a play park so no chance of sitting and reflecting upon the significance of this beautiful monument - and it is very beautiful. Worth a visit but plan something to do afterwards.
  • Impressive monument - one of the must-see spots on every tourists route (if you are new to Geneva)
  • Absolutely not to miss! 😀 Beautifully done and with a great historic importance! The park is perfect for relaxing during lunch break or after work!
  • Impressive monument, worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood
  • I am not religious but if you are walking through the park or in the area it is definitely striking.

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