City in a day: Geneva

One of the most beautiful city in Switzerland, lies on the southern end of Lake Geneva and surrounded by Swiss Alps. The city is close to the French borders. City has so much to offer and hence it’s going to be a tough day if you have only one day to visit it.

Palais des Nations (Palace of Nations) 

It’s the house of United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s a huge building complex. It holds visitor tours around many different parts of the building. There is entry fee and ID is also required for permission. And if you have some time spare, just across the street there is the International Museum of Red Cross to visit.

Palais des Nations. photo by konferenzadhs

Bains des Pâquis

It’s one of the very popular spot in Geneva. it’s a pier in the lake Geneva and a light house at the end of it. This place is good spot to get some sunbathing during summers. It also give a good view of  The Geneva Water Fountain on the opposite side.

Bains des Pâquis. photo by Guilhem

Jet d’eau (The Geneva Water Fountain)

The Geneva Water Fountain is the main Attraction and a Landmark in Lake Geneva in the City. The Fountain is visible from everywhere in the city. It pumps approximately 140m high, and operates everyday except during strong winds and freezing temperatures. It closes early in winters and illuminated with lights in the evening operating hours. 

Geneva Water Fountain. photo by Charles

L’horloge fleurie / Jardin Anglais

The iconic Flower clock in the west side of the Jardin Anglais (park) next to lake Geneva. there are many plants used for the clock. its a good place to stop by while taking a view of the lake. 

Jardin Anglais photo by Patrick

St Pierre Cathedral  & The Old Town

It’s the most famous Cathedral of Geneva. It was the Catholic Church and became Protestant Church during Reformation. It’s in the Old town surrounded by history of the city.  although entry is free but panoramic vies of the city from tower has a little fee. 

St Pierre Cathedral. photo by Dannis

Reformation Wall & Parc des Bastions

Reformation Wall is located in the Parc des Bastions(Bastions Park) Its the monument showing Protestant Reformation. Statue of Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox in the center of the wall. University of Geneva is just behind the wall.

Reformation wall. photo by Jack

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