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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

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Address: Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
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This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital...

This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.

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"After Darkness, Light"

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... read more

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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Geneva, Switzerland
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The Réformation Wall is also something to visit, also beause it means so much for the protection of Reformation in Europe and USA. A part of the wall is very old (XVI ) and the statues are of: Guillaume FAREL Ge, Jean CALVIN Ge, Théodore de BEZE Ge and John KNOX Scotland. They are those who adopted the Réformation in... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 carved in bas-relief and built into Geneva's old city wall. Flanking the four men are... More 

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Norwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 1 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 town and really near to Cathedral.

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Thank Milan R
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 Wall is situated in a park full of trees. For nature lovers and history buffs,... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 metre tall statues - one of which is of Oliver Cromwell.The grounds are well worth... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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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 :)

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Thank Wathiq H
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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 central to the Protestant Reformation of 1536. The influential characters's understanding of faith, life and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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.

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