This massive and austere 5-meter tall and 100-meter wide wall runs along one side of the Parc des Bastions, within the ... More
International Monument to the Reformation
This massive and austere 5-meter tall and 100-meter wide wall runs along one side of the Parc des Bastions, within the University grounds. Its construction began in 1909 - the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth. The wall is dedicated to the whole Reformation Movement and its four leading figures: Jean Calvin (1509-1564), Theodore de Bèze (1513-1605), John Knox (1513-1572) and Guillaume Farel (1489-1565). The texts and figures sculpted in this wall relate 150 years of the history of Protestantism.
The Genevese are particularly fond of the Promenade des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. Amble through the gates and you
will come across the giant chess boards where you may either watch or challenge a colorful crowd of regulars. ...
Grey's Monument has been a landmark meeting place for locals and visitors since its erection in 1838. Built to commemorate
the services of Charles, Earl Grey (1764 1845) to the nation. As Prime Minister, Earl Grey, a tireless anti ...