Geneva sets Protestantism in stone
Since the 16th century, Geneva has been something of a beacon in the Protestant world, notably due to the presence of the famous reformer John Calvin. It also welcomed thousands of persecuted Huguenots and became a centre of learning of significant intellectual and spiritual force. And at the beginning of the 20th century, Geneva – the “Protestant Rome” – celebrated this heritage with a monumental sculpture.
- Deutsch Ein Denkmal in Genf im Mittelpunkt der Feierlichkeiten zur Reformation
- Español Ginebra celebra el protestantismo en piedra
- Português Genebra celebra o protestantismo na pedra
- 中文 镌刻在日内瓦的新教纪念
- Français Genève célèbre le protestantisme dans la pierre (original)
- عربي جنيف تحتفل بالبروتستانتية من خلال النحت على الحجر
- Pусский Протестантизм, увековеченный в камне
- 日本語 ジュネーブの宗教改革記念碑
- Italiano Ginevra celebra il protestantesimo nella pietra
The building of the International Monument to the Reformation – also known as Reformation Wall – began in 1908 and was only completed in 1917, mainly due to the interruptions of the First World War. Financed by public and private donations from Switzerland and other Protestant countries, the sculpture celebrates the major moments in Reformation history, and even today remains – along with the Jet d’Eau fountain – Geneva’s best-known symbol.
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