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Musée d'art
“The Museum of Art and History is the city's largest and one of its most important institutions. The museum is housed within a building designed by Marc Camoletti and constructed from 1903 to 1910; the building's exhibition space covers four floors and 7,000m². the building itself is a treasure with an inner courtyard, and a façade featuring sculptures by Paul Amlehn and a triangular gable with an allegorical depiction of the arts. In a frieze on the upper section of the façade, there are the names of Genevan artists. The collections are divided into thematic categories focusing on Applied Arts, Fine Art, and archaeology. There is an art section in the museum with paintings from the middle ages to the 20th century including works by Konrad Witz, Rembrandt, Modigliani, and Rodin. An Applied Arts section has Byzantine art, medieval weapons, silverware and historic musical instruments among the collection. Part of the museum has been turned into the 17th century interior of the Lower Castle Zizers complete with wood paneling and furniture. In the archaeology, the section pieces from prehistoric Europe, ancient Egypt, African, Greek, and Roman cultures. Other interesting pieces in the collection are medieval stained glass, 12th-century armor, Swiss watches, and Greek vases.”
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Museum
“It was in the 16th century that the first names of Swiss watchmakers emerged and Geneva became the birthplace of watchmaking. At the time, following John Calvin’s reform, Genevans had to follow a dress code and dress as simply as possible. But refusing to take off all adornments, the people of Geneva decided to buy watches and, to meet the demand, jewellers retrained as watchmakers. So this is how the Genevan artisan watchmaker was born. A mix of tradition and precision, Geneva is today the symbol of fine watchmaking.”
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Lounge
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“Famous for parties from Thursday till Saturday, summer terrasse with Geneva view, open till 2 p.m. The classic follow is going to Le Baroque. ”
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Musée d'art
“If you like modern art, this is a great gallery with a great space. If you end up here on a 1st Sunday of a month, all galleries in Geneva are FREE”
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Opera House
“The opera house in Geneva. The tickets are not cheap but the acoustics is ok and you often have recitals with international artists.”
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Salle de concert
“L'Usine is where the alternative scene takes its roots in Geneva. There is 2 concert venues (Le Zoo + Le Rez), a bar (La Makhno), a theater (TU), a cinema (Spoutnik) & a bunch of artists workshops.”
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Bar
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“Super outdoor terrace to have some rosé in summer. If you want to meet with (or just make fun of them) the local bourgeoisie it's there at lunch time in summer.”
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Bar
“Most fancy (And only!) night club in Geneva. To make the story short, Geneva is small, the choice is limited. The high-end going out is Les Voiles in summer/Rooftop any season till 2 p.m. and you continue in Le Baroque from 2 till 4:30 p.m. Face control, easy if you take a bottle (minimum 400 francs, usually 800), the table goes with the bottle. Sometimes considered as show off, this place has a unique atmosphere thanks to impressive cultural diversity and "hits of the moment" music. Only place where people really dance and have fun. You meet Saudi, Lebanon, Swiss, Russian, Italian, French, Morocco, Quatar and so many other nationalities. I recommend if you want discovering real Geneva.”
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“Looking for a place to spend the evening and have dinner, then enjoy a drink, and later to party (especially on Friday/Saturday nights), Halles is the place to be. Located on a river island, this relaxed spot offers cocktails & bistro food, plus music & a garden.”
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Musée d'art
“Museum used for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.”
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History Museum
“Small museum of history of Geneva. Entrance is free and in the top floor they have an amazing copper reproduction of the city in 1850 before the fortifications were demolished. Must seen!”
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Grilladerie
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“Best steak in town. And you get seconds! No reservations, be ready for a line, but it moves fast ”
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Museum
“Museum that showcases the history of the reformation and the Protestant Church. ”
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Bar
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“Nice burger, club sandwichs, and other food, and just 20 meters from the flat ! ”
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Cinéma
“This cinema is definitely unique. Never considered replacing popcorn by champagne? Here you can do it with style. ”
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Restaurant français
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“ They have a very good seafood platter that should be ordered and it is a lovely open air space at the city square to sit and listen to music, see the people pass by and enjoy a drink on a sunny day or stay indoors and enjoy good food on a rainy day as well. ”
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