Geneva: a small city of great importance
Quick facts about Geneva
Geneva is a small city in Switzerland, but with lots to offer. Sitting on the southern tip of Geneva Lake, it is a home to UN’s headquarters, many agencies, such as the Red Cross, which makes it a global center of diplomatic and humanitarian activity. With just few kilometers from border with France, Geneva is greatly influenced by French language and culture, both in cuisine and in night life.
Recognizable symbol of the city is Jet d’Eau fountain, shooting up water 140m above the lake. The Old Town with its cobbled streets is home to famous Flower Clock in finely landscaped Jardin Anglais and historical landmark of Reformation – St. Pierre Cathedral. City center is lined with high-end Swiss watches and chocolate shops, something that Switzerland is famous for.
Main attractions in Geneva
There are dozens attractions in Geneva and immediate surroundings; we are listing here only top ones and most popular.
The Geneva Water Fountain. Originally designed in 19th century to solve energy problems for local manufacturing, nowadays this is famous attraction admire by tourists by pumping water 140 m into the air. St Pierre Cathedral. A 12th century landmark cathedral in Geneva. World famous as the home church of Protestant Reformation leader John Calvin. Palais des Nations. The United Nations building with Head Quarters and park, offering tours in different languages.
L’horloge fleurie. An unique and Iconic garden clock made of flowers. Located in Jardin Anglais park. Reformation Wall. Historic monument wall with many sculptures of people involved in Protestant Reformation, including John Calvin. Jardin Anglais. A 19th century created park with Iconic green space and famous flower clock.
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Founded in 1988, this museum hosts permanent exhibition about immense humanitarian work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Bains des Pâquis. Public bath houses and winter saunas located on the peer of Geneva Lake. Musée Ariana. Museum with a dome, hosting large collection of about 25,000 items of glass and ceramics.
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Best time for flights to Geneva
The peak season for flights to Geneva is January, March and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is May, June and October.
Geneva is served by Geneve Airport (GVA). Direct flights to Geneva are offered by 42 airlines.
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