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The City of Parks

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About Geneva

Known as the 'Smallest of Big Cities', Geneva is populated with less than 200 thousand. It is a global city, a financial hub and, a worldwide centre for diplomacy. Geneva has numerous international organisations such as the Red Cross and a few headquarters for United Nations agencies. Geneva is Switzerland’s 2nd most populous city and the world’s 9th most financial centre according to Global Financial Centers Index. With 20% green areas covering the city, Geneva is also one of the greenest cities in Europe. The city is sometimes referred to as the 'City of Parks'.

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Jet d'Eau

Considered one of Geneva’s most popular attractions, the Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountains in the world. The iconic landmark is the first thing tourists see when they land in Geneva. The fountain also appeared on the official logo for Geneva’s 2008 UEFA championship.

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Jardin anglais

French for the 'English Garden', the Jardin Anglais is a popular urban park in Geneva. The park was established in 1855, and it features the world's largest flower clock. In July and August, the garden is one of the main venues for Geneva's summer event, the Fêtes de Genève.

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Palace of Nations

Built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the League of Nations's headquarters, the Palace of Nations hosted over 10 thousand intergovernmental meetings. Located in Ariana Park, the Palace of Nations offer a marvellous view of the French Alps and the Lake Geneva.

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Lake Geneva

A popular holiday spot for locals and tourists alike, the Geneva Lake is perfect for families looking to spend time away from the city. The lake is also where various water sports like yacht racing and rowing takes place.

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Patek Philippe Museum

Established in 2001, the Patek Philippe Museum is where you can discover the history of watch-making through stunning collections of Swiss, European, and Genevan watches that date back to the 16th century.

Restaurants in Geneva

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Le Diwane

A taste of Lebanon in the heart of Switzerland, Le Diwan offers diners an authentic Lebanese dining experience.

Salsabeel

Nomades

If you find yourself craving Moroccan food while in Geneva, head to Nomades for a meal you'll never forget.

Salsabeel

Bayview

Perfect for special occasions, Bayview restaurant specialises in European food that'll have you planning your next visit before leaving!

Salsabeel

Salsabeel

Located near the Lake Geneva, Salsabeel restaurant takes pride in offering some of the city's top Pakistani dishes.

Salsabeel

Baroush

Live entertainment, delicious food, and friendly service are among the reasons why this Mediterranean restaurant is worth a visit!

Shopping in Geneva

Manor

Located steps away from Geneva's Gare Cornavin main train station, the Manor offers various products including makeup, clothes, shoes, and watches. The store is also a part of the largest department store chain in Switzerland.

Manor
Globus

Globus

If you're looking for a high-end department store in Geneva, head to the nearest Globus. The department store is where you can find the latest fashion trends before stopping at the cafe for a delicious salted caramel waffle.

Rues Basses area

Rues Basses area

Shoe shops, fashion boutiques, and clothing stores are some of the speciality shops you can enjoy at the Rues Basses area. Don't forget to indulge in a hot cup of coffee before you leave.

Centre Balexert

Centre Balexert

Ideally located near the Geneva Airport and Novotel Genève Aéroport France, the Centre Balexert is a cosy mall with an extensive selection of retail outlets and restaurants.

La Praille

La Praille

At La Praille Shopping Centre, you can leave the kids at Orchestra Land Nursery while you enjoy shopping in over 50 stores that offer everything from clothes and shoes to electronics and home decor.

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Geneva is a heaven for watches and high-end brand lovers. A visit to Rue du la Confederation and Rue du Marche is all you need to get gifts and souvenirs.

Best time to visit Geneva

summer

May to June

temperature
22° to 11°C

If you want to visit Geneva and enjoy the great weather and fun festivals without spending too much money on hotels and flights, the best time to do so is between May and June.

Geneva facts

Languages

French, German and Italian

Currency

Swiss Franc (CHF)

Transportation

Trains, buses and Taxis

Population

197,376

Landmark

Jet d'Eau (Water Jet)

Airports

Geneva Airport (GVA)

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