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Nestled on the small island on the Le Rhone river, the Tour-de-l'Ile is one of the oldest structures in the city. The Tour-de-l'Ile is a magnificent bell tower, that was part a castle built in 1219. The château was used to keep prisoners as well as were the grounds for execution of the outlaws. The château has crumbled to nothingness, but the tower stands tall, till date. It features a clock on the wall facing old town Geneva.
Temple de Saint-Gervais is a protestant church, located in central Geneva. The church was erected in the 10th Century as a Romanesque church, over the remains of a 4th-century holy place. During the 16th-century Reformation Movement, the church began to be used by the protestant sect, and has since become their worship space. Gallo-Roman archaeological remains, that hint to the earliest settlement in Geneva, are located within the church. A tour around the Temple de Saint-Gervais gives visitors a glimpse into the magnificent architecture and the rich history of the city.
Cimetiere des Rois, also known as Cimetière de Plainpalais, is a quiet cemetery situated in the heart of the city of Geneva in Switzerland. The burial ground stretches over an expanse of 2.8 hectares (6.9 acres) and was established in 1469 - a time when the city was fighting a battle against the deadly plague. This site is reserved as a final resting place for prominent people and judges who have made significant contributions towards the welfare of Geneva. Jean Piaget, an extremely well-known psychologist, and John Calvin, the founder of Calvinism, are buried here.
Massive and austere, this five-meter (16-foot) tall and 100-meter (328-feet) wide wall runs along the edge of Parc des Bastions on the grounds of the University of Geneva. Hewn into the walls are glorious statues and reliefs of the trailblazers of the Protestant Reformation. Its construction began in 1909 on the 400th anniversary John Calvin's birth. The intricately-fashioned landmark is dedicated to this very movement, and its four leading figures, John Calvin, William Farel, Theodore Beza, and John Knox, have been given their due place right at the center of the wall. Fringed by many more statues of saints and luminaries, the International Monument to the Reformation is indeed a soul-stirring insight into the events that unfolded in the wake of the Reformation.