Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), Geneva
(3.9/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Long, high and stark monument to the Reformation a few hundred years ago. Situated in a nice tranquil park. Unfortunately no English information. 
  • Monumental history, liked me. There are always people who do not forget. It makes sense to read about Calvin, etc, then even more interesting.
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  • The wall sculptures are not great art but it represents so much about the religious history of the city that it is a must see. A bonus is the beautiful park. 
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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