Geneva is one of the largest cities of Switzerland. Geneva is the leading center of world diplomacy and has offices and headquarters of some of the important organizations in the world. United Nations earlier had its center here before shifting to New York.
Some of the places of interest in Geneva are:
1. Palais des Nations: This place earlier served as the center of League of Nations that was formed after First World War in 1920. In addition to the large magnificent halls, there are a number of paintings and exhibitions that are for display for the general public. You should carry your passport when you are visiting this place.
2. Quartier des Grottes: This is an interesting area where there are a number of shops and old buildings that are almost three hundred years old. The architects of this area tried to avoid straight lines so that Gaudi like appearance can be given.
3. Monument Brunswick: This is an impressive monument that was built in 1873. The monument was built as a replica of the mausoleum of Duke of Brunswick.
4. Parc des Eaux Vives: This is a popular park that gives you exotic views of the UN campus and the Palais des Nations.
5. St. Peter's Cathedral: This is an impressive delight that you must visit when you come to Geneva. This cathedral was built in 1160 and is known for its various objects and artefacts that have been founded by excavations of the cathedral. The cathedral also offers you some of the splendid views of the city.
6. Mount Saleve: This place is situated on the outskirts of the city and makes an attractive option for mountain climbing and other sports activities. You will be offered some of the spectacular views of the city and the Alps.
7. Chillon Castle: This castle is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva. It is one of the best castles of Switzerland. The castle has more than 100 buildings that belong to the 11th century.
8. Museum of Red Cross: This museum is one of the detailed museums of Europe. The museum has videos and images of works done by the international Red Cross Society during the number of wars and disasters. The museum has been closed until 2013 due to some restorations and other factors.
9. Geneva Jet D'eau: This is a fountain that is situated in the heart of the city. This fountain is one of the tallest in world. This fountain was built during the 19th century and has been a great landmark symbol of Geneva.