Geneva accommodation – Visit this popular and culture-filled Swiss city
Geneva, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, is the second most populous city in Switzerland. Due to its small size, accommodation in Geneva is usually located within a short distance of the many tourist attractions. Geneva is one of the most important cities of the world, due to the many international organisations it hosts including the International Red Cross, which has its headquarters in Geneva and the second most important branch of the United Nations. Geneva’s international reputation is also mirrored by the fine holiday apartments that it is known for offering.
It is the city that was at the heart of the Reformation and one of its most famous sightseeing tours you can take here features the Reformation Wall. Calvin’s teachings influenced the development of a number of Christian denominations which still exist today, such as Presbyterians and reformed congregations and as one of the key figures to first put Geneva on the map, Calvin has something of an eternal legacy in Geneva. Correspondingly, the four most influential preachers of the Reformation, Guillaume Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox are memorialised here. If you want to learn more about Calvin you can visit St Pierre Cathedral where he used to preach, while the Museum of the Reformation offers an insight into a fascinating period in history which permanently changed Europe.
See the Sights
One of the best vantage points to gain a view over the surrounding area in Geneva is St Pierre's North Tower overlooks the city and the lake, with Mont Blanc in the distance. The cathedral was built during the 1100s but traces of prehistoric buildings have been uncovered near the site over the years. Other famous landmarks to visit while staying in Geneva include the beautiful Jet D'Eau on Lake Geneva, where a massive fountain spouts water 140 meters high. On special occasions the spray is even coloured.
Switzerland is known for its watches and the Patek Phillipe Museum pays homage to the art of luxury watch making. Geneva’s most famous clock can be found in the English Garden, known as the Flower Clock. Holiday accommodation in this city also creates a perfect base for travelling due to the great transport connections and the city’s airport is around 3 miles from the city centre, making it convenient for those who are flying out. It's easy to visit the rest of Switzerland from here, for example Zurich, as well as exploring 3 different countries, France, Austria and Italy so Geneva really is a great location for your European holiday.
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