Pont de l'Ile Clocktower, Geneva: Overall view from the market square



The island facing Place Bel-Air and its bridge spanning the two banks, always was a strategic point and Julius Caesar himself came to Geneva in 58 BCE and had the bridge destroyed. In the 13th century, a fortified castle was erected in order to watch for and repel the Savoyards. During the 14th century, as the era of Geneva’s fairs grew, the island became a large market. Damaged by several fires, the castle was demolished in 1677, save for its tower, which was restored in 1897.


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Alternate Title
  • Horloge sur le pont de l'Ile à Genève

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Rivers

  • Clock-towers

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Medieval

  • Nineteenth century

Place of Creation
  • +46.205021+6.143272

  • Geneva

  • Geneva, Genève, Switzerland

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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