Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), Geneva

(3.9/5 based on 440+ 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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  • The truth is we had a pretty fast, since we took a tour around the city in miniature train. As it was in December haciia muuucho cold, and even they were placing an ice skating rink, and there same universities are located. The towering statues, a piece of history of the city.
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  • It was lovely to walk around in the Parc des Bastions before coming to the wall. The statues are very impressive. Make sure you brush up on your history of the Protestant movement in Switzerland to ma...  more »
  • It is very important to Geneva by the meaning. It's impressive, but no big deal. Should not leave, regardless of religious creed, to visit. You have to study the matter or ask for help otherwise you won't know what it's about
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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