18 Rue Beaumont

With the arrival of Russians in Geneva in the 1800s, the city granted the Russian Orthodox population permission to construct a church.

The Russian Church of Geneva was built around 1863 and took three years to complete. It was partly funded by the Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna who was Queen Victoria of Geneva’s aunt. The church was built on the remains of an ancient Benedictine priory and today, is considered as one of the most striking features in the city’s skyline. It contrasts with the French and medieval architecture of the other historical buildings in the city.

The exterior of the building is in Byzantine style and inside there is a collection of treasures dating from the 16th century to the 20th centuries which were donated by the Russian Imperials.

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