About Geneva

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Situated in Switzerland, Geneva is one of the most global cities in the world. It is the worldwide centre for diplomacy and also holds one of the U.N.’s headquarters. The Russian Orthodox Church in Geneva also called Eglise Russe is a sight to behold. Its architecture is typical of the 19th century and its construction was financed by the Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna. Grimm, a professor at the St-Petersburg Academy is responsible for its magnificent design. He was influenced by the Byzantine Moscovite style of architecture and this is evident in the church’s prominent gold coloured onion domes and the … Continue reading

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The Jet d’Eau, an ordinary water fountain, is today the very symbol of Geneva. Any tourist, who visits this city, doesn’t fail to visit this giant water fountain. Located near Lake Geneva in the downtown area of the city, this fountain has become Geneva’s Eiffel tower! Many would find it hard to believe that this beautiful structure was originally used to serve the menial purpose of a security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory. Later it was transferred to Rade, where it was open to visitors. However even then it wasn’t turned into a fountain till as late as 1951. … Continue reading

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Your trip to Geneva would be surely incomplete if you happen to miss out a visit to the European Headquarters of the United Nations. The Palais and its buildings constitute the second-largest building complex in Europe after Versailles. The sprawling complex is accessible only via guided tour, offering unique insight into the inner workings of the world’s most important international body. You are sure to get impressed by witnessing its 2,000 seat Assembly Hall and the Council Chamber decorated with gold murals depicting the human struggle for peace. The building popularly known as The Palace of Nations was built between … Continue reading

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The city of Geneva is dotted with various exotic tourist attractions each offering a unique face of nature. Among all these attractions, the Rousseau Island stands out due to its serenity offering a perfect romantic location. The island stands at the meeting point of the River Rhone and Lake Geneva. This small island was named after Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher and there is a statue of him on the island. The island is located near the right bank of Geneva’s shore and is connected to the des Bergues bridge and overlooks the Mont-Blanc bridge. It offers a 18th century … Continue reading

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Popularly known as the ‘City of Parks’, Geneva is a green city with one quarter of its area being covered with public parks which were earlier private properties later taken over by the Government. The location near the calm waters of the lake and the beauty of surrounding mountains add to the appeal of these parks. Here are some of the most popular parks of Geneva: Parc La Grange Quai Gustave Ador This is Geneva’s largest park in area stretching to 12000 square meters along the lake. The park takes pride in owing the largest rose garden in the city … Continue reading

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