Eglise Russe, Geneva

4.3
#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Geneva
Uncover the sacred treasures of Eglise Russe, the city's Russian Orthodox Church. The ambitious building project was funded by the Russian Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Switzerland for many years. Since its completion in 1866 the building has served as an important spiritual landmark and community hub for the city's Russian population. Its classic Byzantine features, such as gold onion domes, differ distinctly from traditional Swiss churches. Go inside to discover brightly colored ceilings, elaborate icons, and heady incense, matching the grandeur of the building's imposing facade. Church services are open to all. For Eglise Russe and beyond, use our Geneva trip builder to get the most from your Geneva vacation.
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  • This Orthodox Church is peaceful and inviting. It is full of treasures of sculptures, icons and flowers.
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  • One of the most spiritual places that I have visited. Every time I am there I feel like I am at home
  • A hidden gem of Geneva. Must experience the ambiance and divine vibes.
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