Practical guide to visit Geneva

Travel is expensive these days. It is crucial to take advantage of every travel opportunity we have. Geneva, a green and chic European city, is a very interesting place for many reasons. To travel there, here are some tips to help you get the most out of it.

We can say that everything is beautiful in Geneva. Sparkling lights, green parks that reflect relaxation and cleanliness, picturesque streets and art galleries dominate this elegant city. Apart from cultural discoveries, here are some places and activities to explore in case you get tired of it.

You can do small shopping

There is no shortage of boutiques and fashion stores in Geneva. In general, they are luxurious, which makes your activity unforgettable. You can choose watches from Swiss brands, you have a lot of choice regarding chocolate factories. They are the strong points of Switzerland and Geneva. You should not miss and forget to taste these specialities, and even take them home as a souvenir. You should know that Switzerland has been making exceptional truffles since the 1800s.

Visit the Barbier-Mueller Museum

This famous museum is one of the largest of its kind, with a huge collection of works of art from all over the world, ranging from the distant civilization of the Pacific, Latin America and Africa. All these places are rich in history. For your information, the museum is open all year round and is located in the city centre.

Go to the Bastions Park

This is dedicated to amateurs and fans of chess. In this park, you will find giant chess games in which you can participate or just watch according to your desires and moods. It is quite atypical and relaxing to go there and see people playing it without worries.

Admire the water jet

Its height often leaves people speechless. Visible from miles away, the Geneva water jet is a must when visiting the city, because it is unique. Higher than the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this water jet weighs 7 tons in addition to that. Its imposition has made many people talk about it and has also spread around the world.

Relive the medieval era

The old streets and winding roads will take you back almost a hundred years. All the charm of these places has remained intact. In these places, for example, Place Bourg-de-Four is home to restaurants and small cafés that will take you on a journey not only in terms of taste, but also in terms of history. Nothing but charm in these streets.

Visit the United Nations Headquarters

Since Geneva is the headquarters of many organizations like the Red Cross, do not hesitate to visit them. In order for you to visit the Palais des Nations, it is necessary to make online reservations in advance for a guided tour.

The right plan

Did you know that the airport is only 15 minutes from downtown and that it is within walking distance? Given the price of parking in the capital and the scarcity of parking spaces, I strongly advise you to leave your vehicle at the airport parking lot. But to make sure it is profitable, you can use a company on site that will provide one of their private parking spaces. Star Valet Parking, for example, offers to park your vehicle for half the price you would have paid if you had left it at the airport. The principle is simple:

You are going to the airport

A driver picks up your vehicle and drops it off in a private car park

On the day of your departure, the driver will bring the vehicle back to you at the desired location

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