Geneva

Day 6: Lausanne-Geneva

The last day of the trip we visited Geneva and from there our plane would return to Spain.

Geneva is a global city, financial and global center of diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the United Nations agencies.In fact, Geneva is the city that hosts the largest number of international organizations of the world.

It is one of the cities with the best quality of life and also one of the most expensive.

These are the main places to visit:

Jet d'Eau

It is a large fountain located in the basin of Lake Geneva. It is one of the most important monuments of the city.

It is also one of the largest fountains in the world. It is visible from all the city and the air.

It launches 500 liters of lake water per second at a speed of almost 200 km / h. The water jet that remains constantly in the air weighs more than 5 tons.

Geneva Opera House

The opera is a majestic building, located on Place Neuve, it opened in 1876, it was partly destroyed by a fire in 1951 and reopened in 1962, after extensive renovations.

As an institution, it is the largest and most productive theatrical venue in French-speaking Switzerland, with performances of opera and dance, recitals, concerts and, theater plays.

Old arsenal

The Old Arsenal is the headquarters of the State Archives. The building was rebuilt during the seventeenth century and restructured on numerous occasions.

Where once was the wheat market, there are some cannons of the seventeenth and seventeenth century.

Parc des Bastions

The Parc des Bastions is the green lung in the heart of the city.

In the park are some of the most important monuments of the city as a monument to the Reformation, the Palais Eynard and the University.

They also highlight several giant chess boards in which you can play with pieces of a huge size.

Notre Dame

The Notre-Dame Basilica of Geneva was built between 1852 and 1857.

It is the main place of worship for the Catholic community of Geneva and belongs to the Roman Catholic Church.