Eglise Russe, Geneva

4.3
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • I’ve never been inside a Russian Church. I had to see this even though my husband and I have been walking around a lot. It was worth the hike. The golden domed top is beautiful. We even went inside...  more »
  • Beautiful church, it is opened for visitors. Worth to be visited, the icons are splendid... Will visit it again next time.  more »
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  • Recently restored to its original splendor. A lovely,spiritual place minutes away from Geneva Old Town. A must see!
  • It is a very pretty Russian Orthodox church. It costs 2 Fr to go visit if u are not a church member, so I didn't go in. It's a small church, and the surroundings is planted with Rose's, which is very cute, the gilded domes are quite stunning.
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