What to see in Geneva, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Cathedral, the Palace of Nations, the Reformation Museum and the International Museum of the Red Cross.
City of Switzerland situated where the lake of the same name enters the Rhone river, near the border with France, Geneva is surrounded by an enchanting landscape, characterized by alpine peaks and hills.
The historical part of Geneva, developed on both sides of the Rhone river, stands on the hill and is dominated by the Protestant Cathedral of St-Pierre, a Romanesque-Gothic building built between 1150 and 1250 on previous buildings, whose evolution is visible through a visit to the underground.
In the second half of the sixteenth century this place of worship was at the center of the activities of the Protestant reformer Giovanni Calvino.
Near the cathedral are the Museum of the Reformation and the Auditorium of Calvin, where the French theologian taught.
In this neighborhood there are numerous buildings from the late Gothic and Renaissance periods, while eighteenth-century French buildings are located in the lower part.
The modern part of Geneva extends along the banks of the lake, with parks and wide avenues.
The city's symbol is the "jet d’eau", a fountain located at the end of the "Eaux-Vives" shore, whose jet forms a 140-meter high column of water, visible from afar.
Geneva is the European headquarters of the United Nations, an organization of the United Nations and, thanks to its tradition of welcome and neutrality, other important institutions are also based there, including the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner of Nations United for Human Rights, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Conference on Disarmament, as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations.
The city is also home to CERN, a European organization for nuclear research.