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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  • This Park is absolutely to see when we are in Geneva. It is located Place Neuve. Also located in this park is the Uni Bastions. There are also games of checkers and chess on a large scale. There are different activities, but especially in summer, as the celebration of music, school promotions, etc. A lot of people lie on the grass, either for the pic nic, either to play or to simply take a NAP.
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  • Much larger in real life! Good photo opportunities. Very popular with tourists so choose visit time carefully. Situated in a park area which is also worth exploring.  more »
  • It's a great monument with big statues devoted to the Protestant Reformators who had a big role in Geneva's history. All history facts can be found on the net, but I just want to say that is a great m...  more »
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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