Geneva is the second-largest city in Switzerland. The French-speaking city is famous as “World’s Smallest Metropolis” and situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Swiss Alps.
One of the first things the tourists will feel about Geneva is cultural diversity. It is known as a “Capital of Peace”, for being home to the European headquarters of UNO and Red Cross as well as more than 180 international organizations.
Geneva has many beautiful sights to enjoy the best vista of this incredible city right from the top of Mont Saleve. Geneva is compact, classy and cosmopolitan, plus it is super central.
International meetings, numerous scientific congresses, different museum exhibits make Geneva the most international and visited city in Switzerland and state its long-lasting history of tolerance and diversity.
Maison Tavel - "the History Museum of Geneva" is a house of permanent exhibitions about Geneva's domestic and vervain history, from where you find out the shape of this amazing city.
During summer, numerous activities can be done in Geneva, especially, the concerts on Parc de La Grange “scenic lakeside park”, the paddle boat rides on the lake or to boating on the Rhone.
The radiance of this city is in everywhere to be discovered. Geneva tourism is diverse and interesting as there are many tourist attractions.
The Eglise Russe with its wonderful gilded iron domes represents a slice of Russia in the middle of Geneva.
Jet d'Eau Fountain is a maximum 140 meters high water jet with 500 litres of water pouring into the air. It is also one of the tallest fountains in the world.
The old city is famous for its alleys and the symbol of reformation Saint Peter’s Cathedral. If you are brave enough to climb up the 157 stairs to the tower, you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views.
The flower clock with about 6500 flowers is located in the English Garden over the beautiful gardens, where the plant varieties show the Swiss precise time.
Geneva also remains a top tourist destination for its delicious chocolate, luxury watches, and rich history.
Likewise, Geneva is loved for its Old Town, which dates back to over two thousand years. Here one can easily step back in time. Its myriad of narrow streets, small squares, restaurants and cafes make the life here so worth living and loving.
Stroll along the shady avenues through the Parc de Bastions - the form botanical garden, while relaxing and unwinding in the presence of the locals.
Also, many other sights will leave an unforgettable impression and make you wish to come back again and again.
During the first week of August, you can enjoy the Geneva festival. This includes big fun fair and spectacular fireworks.
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While travelling, you can find below the best things to do in Geneva:
- Rousseau Island.
- Rhone Street (Shopping Paradise).
- The Broken Chair.
- Reformation Wall.
- Bourg-de-Four Square.
- City Hall.
- Palace of Nations.
- Place du Bourg-de-Four Square.
- International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.