Russian Church

Geneva, Switzerland

The Russian Church is a historic Russian orthodox church in Geneva. Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna, who resided in Bern and Geneva after she chose to separate from Grand Duke Constantine, gave funds to build the church in 1863; it was designed by David Grimm and completed in 1866 in the fashionable Les Tranchées neighborhood of Geneva. The Russian revival church with its Byzantine striped arches and gold onion domes underwent restoration in 1966.



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Founded: 1863-1866
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Denis Zhigaylo (4 months ago)
Ortodox Church. The liturgy is held in Old Slavonic, sermons on Russian and French. Nice place close to the Old Geneva.
Terry Trigg (7 months ago)
The outside is beautiful. There was a service, so we couldn't see the inside. Note, there is a charge to see the inside.
Claudia Amendola (9 months ago)
Absolutely spectacular church. Far smaller than I anticipated when I headed there, but no less breathtaking. The 2CHF is by donation and is optional, not demanded like many wrote in their reviews. They have a few beautiful Russian wares for sale as well, and the prices for their icons were really reasonable considering they're authentic! Truly lovely.
Oli Schibli (2 years ago)
Very special place. Old church ⛪️ with a special history. All orthodox people are welcome there.
Ben Shoham (‫בן שוהם‬‎) (2 years ago)
Beautiful church, only saw it from outside.
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