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Things to do in Geneva

Best attractions to visit in Geneva

21. Cour Saint Pierre - Geneva

Cour Saint Pierre

Cour Saint Pierre is the centre of the old town of Geneva. This is where the Saint Pierre cathedral is located. There are also some great places for tourists to stay in this place. Geneva is a place known for its modern aesthetic, and for its association with making the world better through treaties. However Geneva has long been a beautiful town, a fact often forgotten by visitors. This is why visiting the centre of the town is an important thing to do for us; it lets us get a feel for the culture of the city. Every city has some locations which define what makes the city unique. Go to most modern cities and you will find areas that are very posh and polished, with modern buildings and facilities everywhere. However our cities started very different, and it is only because of globalization and outside influences that all cities seem to be developing in a similar manner. Visiting the Cour Saint Pierra and taking in the great view around it is the perfect way to understand the roots of Geneva. You will also be close to some important sites in Geneva, so we would recommend visiting this place.

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22. Eglise Catholique Romaine - Geneva

Eglise Catholique Romaine

If you want to see the main Eglise Catholique Romaine, translated to the Roman Catholic Church, you should travel to the Basilica Notre-Dame. At the church, you will encounter the model of Our Lady of Geneva. The church, which is frequented by tourists for its architecture, was erected in 1867 with working starting on it 1852. Architect Alexandre Gringny designed it. The designer used the Beauvais Cathedral as his inspiration to design the building. Inside the church, you will come across the vintage and antique art works dating back to the time before the Protestant Reformation. You will come across a torch adorned with artwork and wood panel carved with drawings of the Virgin Mary. There are numerous things to do in Eglise Catholique Romaine such as admiring the stained glass windows. You will have plenty of things to do in Switzerland once you go there. You can visit the Eglise Catholique Romaine at your own convenience, but do visit it, especially if you like to see objects and design from another era. You can take your partner with you to explore the church as well as the surrounding area. You should take pictures of the beautiful stained glass windows of the church.

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23. Place des Nations Unies Chair Handicap International - Geneva

Place des Nations Unies Chair Handicap International

Daniel Berset, a talented artist, envisioned a unique idea to construct a colossal chair, standing on three legs. He took the help of Louis Genève, a carpenter, to make his vision a reality. Now, a 39 feet high chair stands tall, next to fountains, and across from the Palace of Nations. The visionary had a reason for building the chair. The chair serves as a reminder for political figures in the city and those coming to the city of the residents’ stance on cluster bombs and land mines. The director and co-founder of the Handicap of International Suisse, Paul Vermeulen, hired the Daniel to build the monumental chair in front of the building in 1997. There are not many things to do in Place des Nations Unies Chair Handicap International besides looking at the chair in awe. Now, locals and tourists stand by the chair to look up at the large and daunting structure. If you are planning to visit the location of the Broken Chair, you should walk from underneath it or take pictures of it to take it home with you. The incredible chair will leave your family members and friends back home baffled. Visiting the chair is of the main things to do in Switzerland.

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