Plainpalais Cemetery

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

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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  • 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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  • 44.91% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place

  • 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.

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

  • Cool. Full of dead people...

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