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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
+41 22 418 20 00
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This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.
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Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
+41 22 418 20 00
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Erected in 1909 to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean Calvin, the monument is a 330-foot long wall featuring 16-foot high statues of the four leaders of The Reformation: Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Theodore de Beze and John Knox. The figures are...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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 monument. It's located under the old...More

Thank Milan R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 statue of the original reformist Martin Luther. This...More

Thank beth_sale22
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Parc des Bastions is part of the University grounds. So it is highly appropriate that the 4 five metre tall statues of William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox should be located here. These statues are flanked by two sets of 3...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went to this place to know a bit more about the major characters of Christian Reformation. Opposite to it is a wonderful park. A must see :)

Thank Wathiq H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Worldwide, about 80 million people belong to a Reformed church with Swiss roots. It belongs to the mainstream Evangelical-Protestant movement and is part of the Christian Church worldwide. The wall standing 5 m high and 100 m wide, depicts reliefs of influential characters and scenes...More

Thank GAN L
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 make your visit more meaningful.

Thank Carmen E
Reviewed 27 December 2016

As Geneva has played a key role in the reform, this is an interesting historic landmark. located in the nice park des bastions, close to the university.

Thank luoning715
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was an impressive wall and the statues were imposing and beautiful, but there was little information available to explain. I enjoyed looking at the statues and the massive wall, but didn't learn much. Enjoyed watching my kids play droughts on the big chess boards...More

Thank STC73
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