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Russian Orthodox Church Of Geneva, Geneva

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Uncover the sacred treasures of Russian Orthodox Church Of Geneva, the city's Russian Orthodox Church. The ambitious building project was funded by the Russian Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Switzerland for many years. Since its completion in 1866 the building has served as an important spiritual landmark and community hub for the city's Russian population. Its classic Byzantine features, such as gold onion domes, differ distinctly from traditional Swiss churches. Go inside to discover brightly colored ceilings, elaborate icons, and heady incense, matching the grandeur of the building's imposing facade. Church services are open to all. To visit Russian Orthodox Church Of Geneva on your holiday in Geneva, and find out what else Geneva has to offer, use our Geneva itinerary maker.
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  • Worth the ride up there. Close to the Museum of art and history and in a quiet and residential district. Good step to lower midday fondue...
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  • It is advisable to visit this temple, not time-consuming and always surprising the Customs and religious rites.
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  • Atmosphere different exterior and Interior and the Western Church, is not a very large church, with Russia now feel fresh.
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  • Its under renovation so quite hard to get a good idea of its orignal look
  • A lot smaller than it is from outside. The ornate interior was very interesting and people from Russian descent still gather here to pray. Beware of people just outside the church dressed in traditional Russian clothing asking for money. They are quite persistent.
  • When you first arrive in front you think "oh this is small" but then you enter look at the decoration, the interior and you think "oh this is awesome". I absolutely loved visiting the church even though there is not a lot of seating. Note: I coudln't really appreciate the exterior architecture as they are imrpoving/rebuilding part of the Church. Visited January 2016
  • Do not miss it!
  • Spiritual and beautiful. I loved it.