Place du Bourg-de-Four - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Place du Bourg-de-Four
Place du Bourg-de-Four is a city square in the Old Town of Geneva, Switzerland. It is a commercial center, with fountains, restaurants (with outdoor seating), gelaterias, and high-end shopping. The Place is also near Geneva's largest church, St. Pierre Cathedral. It is one of the architectural wonders in this area and also a renowned tourist attraction.
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The Calvin Auditorium or Calvin Auditory, originally the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve Chapel, is a chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, which played a significant role in the Protestant Reformation. It is associated with John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox. The auditorium lies directly adjacent to St. Pierre Cathedral in the Place de la Taconnerie. The austere Gothic-style building was constructed in the 15th century, on the site of earlier 5th-century religious buildings, and was originally dedicated t
St Pierre Cathedral
0.11km from Place du Bourg-de-Four
St. Peter's Cathedral is over 850 years old Geneva's main church, famous for Jan Kalvin preaching here. St. Peter's Cathedral is located in the center of Geneva's Old Town, slightly on the hill overseeing the city, combining various architectural styles from Gothic to Ancient, as it was being rebuilt over the centuries. Since 16th-century Cathedral belongs to the Reformed Church. Cathedral also hosts numerous concerts, there is an archaeological site and Maccabean Caple located here and open for
Promenade de la Treille
0.17km from Place du Bourg-de-Four
The promenade de la Treille is a promenade located in the old town of Geneva in Switzerland . It is spread out between the mansions of rue des Granges, the Hôtel-de-Ville and the ramparts overlooking the Parc des Bastions . At the top of the promenade is the official chestnut tree whose first bud, regularly reported by the press, marks the arrival of spring.
0.19km from Place du Bourg-de-Four
Maison Tavel, meaning Tavel House, is the oldest house in Geneva, built in the 12th century by the Maison family. In 1334, the house was reconstructed following a devastating fire. In 1963, the house was purchased by the city of Geneva and remade into the museum of history of Geneva.
passage de Monetier
0.21km from Place du Bourg-de-Four
Passage de Monetier is the former secret passage of Geneva, used as a part of a more complex system of hidden passages for unnoticed soldiers transfers and civilians escape. This monument dating from the 14th century. It is located in the old town, which it crosses right through. This historic passage is about 100 meters long in a zigzag way.
0.22km from Place du Bourg-de-Four
The imposing Reformation Wall stands in the Parc des Bastions, portraying the major figures of the Reformation in the form of huge statues and bas-reliefs. At the centre are John Calvin, William Farel, Théodore de Bèze, and John Knox. On the sides are those who spread the Reformation throughout Europe. Engraved in the wall, the motto of Geneva “Post Tenebras Lux” is a core phrase of Calvinist philosophy. At the park’s exit lies the Place de Neuve with its buildings dedicated to art and culture.