Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)
- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Monuments and Memorials
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Standing tall in the heart of Vieille Ville (or Old Town) along the side of Parc des Bastions, this 300-foot wall commemorates the Reformation, a movement that fought to establish Protestantism as an accepted branch of Christianity during the 17th century. Geneva was the epicenter of the movement, known at the time as the "Protestant Rome." Statues of Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox -- all of whom were major leaders of the Reformation in Geneva -- flank the wall, while plaques dedicated to other key players like Roger Williams and Martin Luther can be found nearby. Make sure to check out the sculpture of Oliver Cromwell surrounded by pilgrims on the Mayflower. The Reformation's (and Geneva's) motto, Post Tenebras Lux ("After Darkness, Light") sprawls across the wall.