Reformation Wall of Geneva

Strolling from Place Neuve to the Opera House, you will come to see green lawns of the park called Parc de Bastions. Walking through it are trees that give shades and fresh air. It is within the park that one will notice a very prominent and large structure which is popularly known as the Reformation Wall.

The Reformation Wall was built in Geneva during the 19th century, to commemorate the movement to include Protestantism as a sector of Christianity as Geneva was the center and known to be the Protestant Rome that time.  It is constructed into the getting on city walls of Geneva, and the monument’s scene there is designed to be a symbol of the fortifications’, and for that reason the city of Geneva’s, central significance to the Reformation.


The wall is 99.06 meters in length and 9.14 meters above head and shoulder. It is located in Parc des Bastions within the University of Geneva which was founded by John Calvin himself. Along the wall in the center, one will see the four statues of John Knox as the founder of Scottish Presbyterianism, John Calvina French theologian who was believed to be of great influence to the Reformation, Theodore Beza was the successor of Calvin and William Farel who first introduced the Reform in Geneva.

Not only that the wall was built with four of the greatest individuals of the Reformation, but seemingly has 6 others who were believed to have influence during their times. The left part has statues of Gaspard de Coligny, Frederick William of Brandenburg and William the Silent.  On the right part of the wall are the statues of Oliver Cromwell, Stephen Bocskay and Roger Williams.

The motto “Post Tenebrax Lux” literally means “After Darkness Light” is engraved in the wall and believed to be shared by both Geneva and the Reformation that could be understood by one to mean that the Reformation brought light to the issue between Protestants and Christians at that time.

So if someone wants to enjoy seeing the incredible structural design and mount of this master piece then it will certainly be an interesting and informative truth to be told that there is no particular season or time which permits the visitors to have a view. It is forever and a day convivial to all and sundry and it costs almost nothing.

So walking along the Reformation Wall of Geneva, the visitors get to feel and are acquainted with that they themselves were once part of the movement.

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