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The Peace Capital: Geneva, Switzerland
Hosting the highest number of international organizations in the world such as the United Nations and Red Cross, Geneva has been touted as the Peace Capital. Many Geneva Conventions, which main concern centers on the treatment of wartime non-combatants, were signed here. It is the second most populous city in the country located at the southwestern side of Lake Geneva just at the foot of the Alps. The city demonstrates the classic European pattern characterized by neighborhoods lying in belts surrounding the original center. It is a good entry point to explore the countryside and nearby towns within the country as well as those of its neighboring countries like France. It also offers an array of activities like boating, hiking, biking , skiing, and wine tasting. Given all these said, Geneva has come out to be a metropolis area, a financial center, a tourist spot, and a diplomacy hub – all rolled into one.
Palais des Nations
From the city’s official website: Built between 1929 and 1936 and located at the heart of the Parc de l’Ariana, the Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, and is the largest UN centre after New York. More than 25,000 delegates pass through the centre each year, and many works of art are on display there.
Basilica of Notre Dame (The Basilica of Our Lady of Geneva)
It is the main Roman Catholic Church in Geneva.
It contains over 14,000 different plant species from around the globe.
Geneva’s Old Town is a maze of sloping cobblestone streets and alleyways filled with cafes, boutiques and historical landmarks at every turn.