Saint-Gervais Church

Geneva, Switzerland

Saint-Gervais protestant church is built on the foundations of a 4th century sanctuary and a 10th century Romanesque church. During the Reformation, the church became a place of Protestant worship. The archaeological site can be visited which includes the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple and the first proof of human presence on Genevan soil.



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Founded: 10th century
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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S J (6 months ago)
Small church with a lot of charm. A good place to take some photographs.
Nk (6 months ago)
Church of Agios Gervasios
Michael “Mich” Corbat (13 months ago)
Magnificent religious building, the oldest in town on the right bank. Like many Protestant temples, it is not always open to the public, but if you have the opportunity to enter, it is worth it.
Paul Miller (17 months ago)
Beautiful building from the outside. Never had the opportunity to enter.
Barefoot Centipede (2 years ago)
Historical landmark as this church used to be the entrance of the right banc of the city The building itself is beautifully restored
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