Home to many international organizations including Red Cross, Europe's United Nations, CERN - Nuclear research centre, Red Crescent Museum, this city - GENEVA (Genf in German) is often known as the PEACE Capital.
The Geneva water fountain, situated on the Geneva lake is a symbolic place of the city. 'Jet d'Eau' meaning Water Jet shoots at 140 meters high and claims to be one of the tallest fountain in the world. This place is accessible for free and canNOT simply miss this!!
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The famous Geneva Water Fountain
Old town of Geneva - just a few mins walk off the shore, you can enjoy the charm of Geneva's old town. This place has many historical significant landmarks along with 850 year old church. Few are jotted down below:
Temple de la Madeleine - a protestant church in the old town of Genf.
Terrasse Agrippa-d'Aubigné - this terrace park has benches to soak in the fresh air along with a slice view of the lake amidst the buildings and also the famous 'Jet d'Eau'. This also offers a great view of city roof tops. During spring, the Japanese cherry trees over the terrace blooms in full swing and makes this place even prettier
Saint Pierre Cathedral (St. Peter's Cathedral) in the old town of Genf is the main church which is over 850 years old. One can climb upto one of the towers (North & South towers) for a direct view over the lake.
Cathedral of St. Peter
Parc des Bastions (Bastions Park) This park has the famous historical landmark 'Reformation Wall'. This park offers restaurants and kids playground, also a huge chess boards.
'Reformation Wall' or Mur des Reformateurs - This stone wall monument is dedicated to four important figures - Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox honoring the protestant reformation in Geneva.
The famous Reformation Wall in the park
Farel, Calvin, Bèze and Knox
Claiming to be one of the expensive cities in the world, this french influenced city bordering Swiss & France, hosts over 80 World Heritage Sites and is definitely worth the visit!