Monuments and Landmarks in Geneva (Switzerland)

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. The movement consists of several distinct organizations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organisations. The movement's parts are: The International Committee ...
DCAF
  • DCAF

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF ; French: Centre pour le contrôle démocratique des forces armées - Genève, German: Genfer Zentrum für die demokratische Kontrolle der Streitkräfte) is an intergovernmental foundation-based think tank that provides research and project support to states and international actors in improving security sector governance and reform (SSG and SSR). DCAF was established in 2000 in the Canton of Geneva by the Swiss government and as of 2016 comprises 171 staff members, ...
Jet d'Eau
  • Jet d'Eau

    The Jet d'Eau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛ do], Water-Jet) is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the city's official tourism web site and on the official logo for Geneva's hosting of the 2008 UEFA Championships. Situated at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhône, it is visible throughout the city and from the air, even when flying over Geneva at an altitude of 10 kilometres (33,000 ft). Five ...
SEG Geneva Arena
  • SEG Geneva Arena

    SEG Geneva Arena (commonly known as the Geneva Arena, Genf Arena, French: Arena de Genève) is an indoor arena in Geneva, Switzerland. Part of the Palexpo complex, it opened in 1995, and it currently holds 9,500 spectators and hosts concerts and indoor sporting events, such as tennis and basketball.
Stade de Genève
Bâtiment des Forces motrices
  • Bâtiment des Forces motrices

    The Bâtiment des Forces motrices (BFM), French for "Power plant building", is the power house of a former hydro power plant and waterworks in Geneva called Usine des Forces Motrices, later Usine des Forces Motrices de la Coulouvrenière. The structure is positioned near the point where the River Rhône flows out of Lake Geneva towards Lyon. It was created between 1883 and 1892 (and subjected to subsequent improvements) to exploit the flow of the river to provide water pressure to feed ...
Basilica of Our Lady of Geneva
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Geneva

    The Basilica Notre-Dame of Geneva is the main Roman Catholic church in Geneva, Switzerland, the old Saint-Pierre cathedral being now a Protestant parish. The statue of Our Lady of Geneva, offered by the Pope Pius IX, is venerated. It is also a stopover for pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela. The basilica marks somehow the beginning of the via Gebennensis, which extends from Le Puy-en-Velay in via Podiensis. The motto of Our Lady of Geneva is Nuntia Pacis, Latin for Peace Messenger.
Patinoire des Vernets
  • Patinoire des Vernets

    Patinoire des Vernets is an arena located in Geneva, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of Genève-Servette HC. Opened in 1958, it has a seating capacity for 7,135 people. The arena hosted the 1962 FIBA Champions Cup final in which Dynamo Tbilisi of Georgia (then Soviet Georgia) defeated Real Madrid 90-83. The 1976 and 1984 finals of the same competition was also hosted at the arena. Patinoire des Vernets also hosted the 1991 cup ...
Institut International de Lancy
Jet d'eau Genève
Water Fountain (Jet d'eau de Genève)