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The Geneva Water Fountain
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Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory. In 1891, transferred to the "Rade", to become a major tourist attraction. In 1951, provided with an autonomous pumping station, propelling 500 liters of water per second to 140 meters at 200 km per hour
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When in Geneva you cannot skip the jet d'eau (the water fountain)! In good weather it is especially lovely to see.
Reaching 140 metres in height, the Jet d'Eau has over time become a real emblem of Geneva. The beautiful tale of the famous Jet d'Eau of Geneva is almost the result of coincidence. In 1886, the hydraulic plant which distributed the driving force of the Rhône to the craftsmen and watchmakers of…
A must-see on a visit to Geneva, the jet d'eau is a defining symbol of Lake Léman in Geneva.
The most recognizable landmark in Geneva. The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain which spurts up out of Lake Geneva. It is one of the tallest fountains in the world. The fountain shoots up in a single jet of water 140 meters straight up into the air at a speed of 200km an hour.
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“A cathedral founded in the 4th century, it is the very center of Geneva. You can climb on the very top to enjoy the magnificent view of the city and also discover the interior of this majestic place. The visit of the ground floor is free but you have to pay to get to explore it's towers. They only accept cash (adult fee 5 CHF, 6-16 y.o. 2 CHF). ”
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“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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