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Reformation Wall, Geneva

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Reformation Wall 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. Make Reformation Wall part of your personalized Geneva itinerary using our Geneva trip itinerary maker app.
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  • This is a pleasant sculpture wall that is located in a very pleasant park. Worth taking a look at as part of your overall city walking tour. 
    This is a pleasant sculpture wall that is located in a very pleasant park. Worth taking a look at as part of your overall city walking tour.  more »
  • As Geneva was one of the centres of religious reform in the 16th Century, this wall is a reminder of the principle events and main people involved in making the reform happen. 
    As Geneva was one of the centres of religious reform in the 16th Century, this wall is a reminder of the principle events and main people involved in making the reform happen.  more »
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  • Loved this place. Landed here accidentally but happened to be a perfect place away from chaos and city traffic. Typical picnic feeling
  • One of the main historical attraction of Genève this is the founder's wall inside one of the most beautiful garden of geneva. You can have dinner and play chess inside. Definitely a must see in your first visit to geneva. It is very close to the old town so perfect to start of end a walking tour if the city.

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