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  • Lake Geneva - Jet D' Eau

    Lake Geneva - Jet D' Eau

    No trip in Geneva is complete without a visit to Jet d'Eau (Water Jet). One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Jet D’Eau is also one of the largest fountains in the world. Situated on Lake Geneva, the fountain is visible throughout the city and from the air, even when ...

    Lakes and Waterfalls Landmark
  • Bastions Park (Parc des Bastions)

    Bastions Park (Parc des Bastions)

    Located on the southern side of Lake Geneva, Bastion Park is near the Old Town in the centre of city. One of the iconic sites in the park is the International Monument to the Reformation and Reformation Wall on the east side along the walls of the Old Town.

    Parks and Gardens
  • English Gardens “Jardin Des Anglais”

    English Gardens “Jardin Des Anglais”

    Almost 20 per cent of Geneva is covered in parks, the most popular being the Jardin Anglais or the English Gardens. Built in 1854, the garden boasts of a superb location by Lake Geneva. The most striking feature of the garden is the huge yet charming Flower Clock that marks ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Parc de La Grange

    Parc de La Grange

    Encompassing an area of 12,000 square metres, La Grange is remarkably landscaped and is the largest rose garden in the city. The garden displays more than 200 varieties of roses manicured with a beautiful aesthetic sense. The flowerbeds are in terrace form between large stairways of natural rock, enhanced by ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Brunswick Monument

    Brunswick Monument

    Never before had a mausoleum been built in Geneva and after much debate, the Brunswick monument was built in the Jardin des Alpes! Wonder what’s the mystery? Surprising in its art and history, the Brunswick monument is a neo-Gothic style mausoleum that was built at the request of the Duke ...

    Monument Places to see around
  • Palais De Nations

    Palais De Nations

    Built between 1929 and 1936 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations, Palais De Nations (Palace of Nations) has been the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary General of the UN signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities.

    Monument
  • St. Peter’s Cathedral

    St. Peter’s Cathedral

    One of the most visited monuments in Geneva, Cathedral de Saint Pierre is a Romanesque-style cathedral, which was built between the years 1160 and 1289. The cathedral boasts of one of the greatest architectural sites in Europe and contains some beautiful mosaics from the 14th century.

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    Monument Religious
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissa

    International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissa

    The museum of ICRC is one of the best in Europe that traces the history of the struggle to provide emergency care in the core of disaster. The museum provides a detailed photographic and other physical evidence of the ICRC’s service to humanity during countless wars and natural disasters. ...

    Museum
  • Patek Philippe Museum

    Patek Philippe Museum

    Visit Switzerland and you’ll buy Swiss watches aplenty. But want to know how and where it all began? The Patek Philippe Museum shall put your curiosities to rest. Located in the heart of Plainpalais, the museum traces the evolution of watch making in Geneva from its humble beginnings to its ...

    Museums
  • Fêtes De La Musique

    Fêtes De La Musique

    Geneva’s largest music festival, Fete de la Musique features over 100 acts on display at more than 30 different outdoor venues spread across the city. Ranging from jazz to hip-hop, reggae to country and more, there is something for everyone in this festival. Most of the concerts are free of ...

    Cultural
  • Fêtes de Genève

    Fêtes de Genève

    If you are planning to visit Switzerland in summers, make sure you plan your trip to Geneva around Fete de Geneva. The highlight of the summers, the fete attracts over two million visitors every year. Carnival rides, concerts, parades, fireworks and loads of food…there never seems to be a dull ...

    Cultural
  • Geneva Winter Carnival

    Geneva Winter Carnival

    The winter carnival is an ancient masquerade festival that celebrates the end of winter and the coming of spring. A wonderful event for the kids and the young at heart, the carnival includes mask-making and general merriment in the first two days followed by a grand carnival procession in the ...

    Cultural
  • Molard Tower

    Molard Tower

    Located in the Molard Square, the Molard Tower is a military tower dating back to the 14th century. Today the tower is surrounded by many restaurants and is buzzing with life and people. Inside the Molard Tower you’ll also find a wine bar.

    Spread over a number of ...

    Monument
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Also known as the Mamco, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is one of the the newest museums in Geneva dedicated to contemporary art. Opened in 1944, the museum is home to a collection of over 4,000 objects and has hosted over 450 exhibits. Housed in a 1950’s industrial ...

    Museum
  • International Museum of the Reformation

    International Museum of the Reformation

    The International Museum of the Reformation came into being in 2005 and aims at portraying the living history of Geneva and the Reformation. This beautiful museum is home to ancient artefacts and documents and informative audio-visuals which explain the thought behind the Protestant Reformation.

    Dating back to the ...

    Museum
  • Ariana Museum

    Ariana Museum

    The Ariana Museum known for its ceramic and glass arts was founded by Gustave Revilliod who commissioned the building where he could display his private art collection. As per his wishes the building is a combination of Neo-Classical and New Baroque architectural styles. The museum was built between 1877 and ...

    Museum
  • Maison Tavel

    Maison Tavel

    One of Geneva’s oldest houses, the Maison Tavel was constructed in the 14th century and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. The house was destroyed by a fire in 1334 and was again rebuilt by the Tavel family.

    Over the years the house has been the possession ...

    Museum
  • Geneva Plage

    Geneva Plage

    Located on the eastern bank, the Geneva Plage is essentially a water park with a view. The park is home to an Olympic sized swimming pool, wading pool, beach, waterslide and a water ski launch. There is also a large sunbathing area in the centre of the park which is ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Museum of Art and History

    Museum of Art and History

    Opened in 1910 the Museum of Art and History is one of the largest museums in Switzerland. The museum boasts of a wide collection, which has been a result of the combining of several regional museums and contributions from collectors and philanthropist’s. Presence of major works of art only adds ...

    Museum
  • Reformation Wall

    Reformation Wall

    The International Monument of the Reformation, also known as the Reformation Wall is a monument in Geneva dedicated to the people, events and documents of the Protestant Reformation. The monument was constructed between 1909 and 1917 and was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Calvin, a prominent French ...

    Monument
  • The Barbier-Mueller Museum

    The Barbier-Mueller Museum

    The Barbier-Mueller Museum was founded in 1977 and is devoted to the study and preservation of the collection of Josef Mueller. Today the museum is home to more than 7000 artefacts, which includes tribal relics, as well as ancient sculptures and fabrics from other primitive civilizations from across the world. ...

    Museum
  • Grand Theatre

    Grand Theatre

    The Grand Theatre is a popular opera house in Geneva. The theatre is housed in a monumental building and features operas, dances, recitals and theatre.

    The Grand Theatre was opened in 1876 and was destroyed by a fire in 1951 and reopened in 1962 after heavy renovations. The ...

  • Victoria Hall

    Victoria Hall

    The Victoria Hall is a concert hall which was constructed between 1891 and 1894 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Queen of England. The Victoria Hall is famous all around the world for its superior acoustic quality and its spacious concert auditoriums.

    The theatre is owned by ...

    Cultural
  • Archaeological Site at St. Pierre’s Cathedral

    Archaeological Site at St. Pierre’s Cathedral

    The area under the St. Pierre’s Cathedral has recently undergone extensive excavation which has in turn revealed a site rich in history dating back to the Roman Empire.

    The excavation also revealed the presence and remains of other churches that preceded the St. Pierre’s Cathedral. Apart ...

    Religious Monument
  • Russian Church of Geneva

    Russian Church of Geneva

    The Russian Church of Geneva is a beautiful 19th century Russian Orthodox Church in the city, which stands out because of its historic architecture and golden onion shaped domes.

    Inside the church you will find some impeccable pieces of art and 16th and 20th century treasures ...

    Religious Monument
  • Place du Bourg-de-Four

    Place du Bourg-de-Four

    One of Geneva’s oldest squares, the Place du Bourg-de-Four is located in the heart of Geneva’s Old Town and is very close to Geneva’s famous St. Pierre’s Cathedral. In the past the square was famous for its buzzing market and also became home to many protestant refugees from across Europe ...

    Landmark
  • Museum of Natural History

    Museum of Natural History

    The Museum of Natural History is one of the most popular museums in Geneva and is popular among locals and tourists alike. The museum focusses on providing information on nature with a special significance on the ecological history of Switzerland. The museum is home to life size models ...

    Museum For Kids
  • CERN Universe of Particles

    CERN Universe of Particles

    The CERN Universe of Particles is a part of CERN which is also known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The Universe of Particles is a permanent exhibition in the visitor centre of the Globe of Science where special exhibitions have been put up. The exhibition has many interactive ...

    Museum
  • Lake Geneva

    Lake Geneva

    Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and is situated on the Rhone River between France and Switzerland. The lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and is definitely a must visit. Enjoy a beautiful day at Lake Geneva swimming, boating, ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Foundation Baur-Musee des Arts d’Extreme –Orient

    Foundation Baur-Musee des Arts d’Extreme –Orient

    This museum procured by Swiss collector Alfred Baur contains an art collection of around 9000 Chinese and Japanese objects. Housed in a historic 19th century building, the museum contains items such as Japanese prints, lacquer, Chinese ceramic ware, sword fittings and much more. Several donations of Chinese lacquer and ceramics ...

    Museum
  • Baitment des Forces Motrices

    Baitment des Forces Motrices

    Initially a hydroelectric power station which was a source of electricity and water to the city of Geneva, the 19th century Baitment des Forces Motrices is today a grand opera house with gorgeous views overlooking the River Rhone. In 1997 the Baitment des Forces Motrices was converted into a ...

    Cultural