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. Make Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) part of your personalized Geneva itinerary using our Geneva trip itinerary maker app .
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  • It's just a park and the stone work of this monument is hardly breathtaking. We had a guide so we heard the whole story. Without the guide . . . . .  more »
  • Viewed this attraction on the same day as visiting Geneva cathedral. Beautifully crafted and amazing detail. Worth a look.  more »
  • This is worth a visit if you have any interest in religious history or just big statues. It features several participants in the Protestant Reformation along with quotes. It's in a nice park where you...  more »
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  • It’s amazing, just amazing place to read all that stories in many languages. Each statue has its own name, story and language! Wow! So beautiful to see that and so thankful to the Geneva city. I enjoyed reading every single story however some of it was very sad. The place also is really great and beautiful!
  • A peaceful park where the effort has been put in to tell the story. What a story it is. Men from across the world standing up for what they knew was in the Bible against the institution of the day, demanding change and often paying for that demand with their lives. Worth the stop, whether it's for a peaceful stroll, or an exploration into an intriguing part of history.
  • It's one of the most famous place to see in Geneva. This wall represents les réformateurs, this people like Calvin for example are famous for their work on Protestantism. My guess would be that you buy some beers and enjoy the park as you drink them in front of the wall.
  • I enjoyed the quiet time strolling around and taking pictures of people. Good for families or couples and friends to have picnic or chitchat under the shade of trees or one of the benches. It's a nice place for a lazy afternoon to learn the history and significance of the reformation wall to Genevois.
  • A really nice place to stroll around as enjoy the views or even learn a little bit about history, told in various languages. Very nice wall sculptures and seemingly a popular photo spot for tourists and instagrammers.
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