Geneve Sights and Landmarks Guide, Switzerland
Geneve, Switzerland - Sights
Geneva, or Geneve in French, is one exquisite city that never fails to lure numerous visitors. It is a tourist-friendly place for it is home to several beautiful and exotic attractions that leave guests hungry for more.
Landmarks and Monuments
Lake Geneva is a natural landmark that tourists love to visit. This is the second-largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and guests would be able to have fun diving, sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, and going on boat trips. It is advisable to bring a camera in order to take a photo of the famous Jet d'Eau fountain.
Another well-known landmark here is the St. Pierre Cathedral. Its style is mostly Gothic but there are still some Romanesque elements. It stands on a significant archaeological spot and one should enter the cathedral for it is the finest way to check out the vivid hues of its stained-glass windows.
The Palace of Nations is being used at present by the United Nations and it houses around 3,000 civil service employees. The guided tours of the palace are fascinating and it usually lasts for an hour with access to its fantastic gardens.
Geneva’s all-time historic house is the Maison Tavel. There is a museum inside that describes how life in the city has changed while the house remained practically the same over the years.
Tourists would enjoy dropping by the Museum of the History of Science, which holds a variety of fascinating scientific instruments and other antiquities related to science. Car enthusiasts could have their fill in the Jean Tua Transport Museum, which houses an increasing series of vintage motorbikes and cars that include exceedingly rare vehicles. Containing over 100,000 assorted artifacts and displays, the Geneva Ethnography Museum is also worth a trip and the edifice is divided into several themed sections like Europe, Africa, and America. For lovers of elegant glassworks and ceramics, the Ariana Museum has a collected more than 15,000 stylish pieces.
MAMCO or Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain is one of the city’s premier art galleries and it showcases a diverse combination of sculptures and paintings. Another significant art gallery in Geneva is the Museum of Art and History, which houses a truly exceptional art collection.
Parks and Gardens
Geneva also offers various parks and gardens scattered throughout the city. The Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques contains numerous animal and plant species, together with a library, research center, and herbarium. Travelers would also take delight in the woodlands of Bois de la Bâtie, which even boasts its own zoo. Geneva is also famous for its gigantic Floral Clock, which is swathed with nearly 7,000 various flowers and plants, which makes for a major photo opportunity in this beautiful city.
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