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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  • I am a Catholic religion teacher and so it is a must for me to visit this monumental reformation wall where one can find the four great reformists in history. Beside the four huge statues is the statu...  more »
  • It is a large statue of the four Protestants went ahead. An iconic monument that became the center of the Reformation. Around the Park are beautiful.
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  • The wall of the Counter-Reformation, a modern stone wall that tells the story with its main characters. Normalito. From below, you can get with the tram, you leave just to the side. From the top you can walk from the old town, a charming walk which allows you to have an overview of the. For me this is the best option, contemplate Park, the profile of the wall and the views from the observation deck
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  • Intimate and moving monument that is wonderfully displayed. A nice visit if you are in the area.
  • Lovely park, quiet, calming and worth seeing if you are nearby.
  • Wall is in a big nice green park. Statues are really worth to see. Don't forget to see the only statute of a woman hidden under a small tree on the right side in front of the wall.
  • 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.
  • Nice place with big park and good place to relax and good view around