Plainpalais Cemetery

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  • Address: 10 rue des Rois, Plainpalais, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 41-223292129
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery

Plainpalais Cemetery - Review

Plainpalais Cemetery is the most well known and the oldest burial ground in Geneva. Famous writers, politicians, performers, actors find their final resting place here. This graveyard is also known as the ‘ Geneva Pantheon’. The Cemetery was established in the 15th century at the time of the European epidemics that took a lot of lives.

A complete sense of serenity and the calmness pervades this burial place. Located at the central part of the city on the Rue des Rois, the cemetery is home to the graves of people from this city’s history like John Calvin and Sofiya Dostoyevsky amongst many others.

Cimetière des Rois, the local name of this burial ground translates to Cemetery of the Kings. This burial ground was also the setting of the final rites to the great personalities of Geneva like Jean Calvin, the first cartoonist of the modern age Rodolphe Töppfer, François Simon, the great Swiss actor and Jorge Luis Borges the famous Argentinian author.. Today this Cemetery has gained the position of a somber but must visit place of Geneva. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Geneva itinerary 2 days.

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TripHobo Highlights for Plainpalais Cemetery

  • Plainpalais Cemetery Address: 10 rue des Rois, Plainpalais, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland
  • Plainpalais Cemetery Contact Number: 41-223292129
  • Plainpalais Cemetery Timing: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Plainpalais Cemetery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Plainpalais Cemetery(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Plainpalais Cemetery

  • 44.89% of people who visit Geneva include Plainpalais Cemetery in their plan

  • 36.03% of people start their Plainpalais Cemetery visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Plainpalais Cemetery

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

52.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plainpalais Cemetery

People normally club together Modern And Contemporary Art Museum Or Mamco and Patek Philippe Museum while planning their visit to Plainpalais Cemetery.

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Plainpalais Cemetery, Geneva Reviews

  • A number of well known people are buried here. These include Jean Calvin and others. The cemetery is relatively small and can be entered from three different entrances. It is a relatively small out of the way cemetery.

  • Beautiful and peaceful place

  • nice little cemetery, packed with famous people (or what's left of them)

  • Cool. Full of dead people...

  • Es handelt sich hier wohl um einen der ältesten Friedhöfe der Schweiz. In einer wunderbaren Parkanlage sind nebst sehenswerten Grabstätten auch etliche Skulpturen, die dem Betrachter seine Gedanken In neue Bahnen zu leiten vermögen, olatziert. Auch wem solche Stätten der Endlichkeit eher Unbehagen bereiten, kann hier eine Atmosphäre wahrnehmen, in der die Muse eintritt.

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