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The Celestial Sphere Woodrow Wilson Memorial (Q7721834) search tags: historic=monument, tourism, tourism=attraction [show on map]
The grounds of the Palais des Nations (seat of the United Nations Office at Geneva) contain many fine objects donated by member states of the United Nations, private sponsors and artists. The Celestial Sphere (also known as the Armillary Sphere) in the Ariana Park of the Palais des Nations is the best-known of these. The huge - over four meter diameter - Celestial Sphere is the chef d'oeuvre of the American sculptor Paul Manship (1885–1966). It was donated in 1939 by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to what was then the League of Nations building. Known also as the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Sphere of the Palais des Nations it is today a symbol of Geneva International and of Geneva as the centre of dialogue and peace.
The St. Pierre Cathedral is a cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, today belonging to the Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva. It is known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Inside the church is a wooden chair used by Calvin.
The Calvin Auditorium or Calvin Auditory (French Auditoire de Calvin), originally the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve Chapel, is a chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, which played a significant role in the Protestant Reformation. It is associated with John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox.
The Palace of Nations (French: Palais des Nations, pronounced [palɛ de nɑsjɔ̃]) is the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva, located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary-General of the United Nations signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities, although Switzerland did not become a member of the United Nations until 2002.
The Musée Ariana, also known as the Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre (Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass), is a museum in Geneva, Switzerland. It is devoted to ceramic and glass artwork, and contains around 20,000 objects from the last 1,200 years, representing the historic, geographic, artistic and technological breadth of glass and ceramic manufacture during this time. The collection is the only one of its kind in Switzerland.
Beau-Rivage Geneva is a five-star luxury hotel, founded in 1865 by the Mayer family. It is located in Geneva, Switzerland. A lot of hotels in the world have the name "Beau-Rivage", but this hotel has remained independent since its creation and is still a family-owned business. This hotel has 90 rooms including 18 suites, 2 restaurants and a bar. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World
Plainpalais is a neighbourhood in Geneva, Switzerland, and a former municipality of the Canton of Geneva. It is mentioned in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as the place where Victor Frankenstein's brother, William, is murdered.
The Musée Rath is an art museum in Geneva, used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.
The Victoria Hall is a concert hall located in downtown Geneva, Switzerland. It was built in 1891–1894 by the architect John Camoletti and financed by the consul of England, Daniel Fitzgerald Packenham Barton, who dedicated it to Queen Victoria and gave it to the city of Geneva. Currently, the Victoria Hall is mostly used for classical music performances.
The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world. Its goal is to preserve, study, and publish the collection begun by Josef Mueller in 1907 and carried on by his daughter Monique and son-in-law Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller.
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.
Champel is a neighborhood in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
Institut Florimont was founded in 1905 by the Congrégation des Missionnaires de Saint François de Sales, soon after a law in France prohibited religious congregations of any persuasion. The Institut Florimont started out as a private catholic French-speaking boarding school for boys; it is now co-ed and open to external day-students.
The Compesières Commandry is the main Commandry of the Order of Malta in the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland. The Commandry is located in the municipality of Bardonnex.
Geneva Airport (IATA: GVA, ICAO: LSGG), formerly and still unofficially known as Cointrin Airport, is the international airport of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the city centre. 15 million passengers arrived in a year for the first time in December 2014 and serves as a hub for Swiss International Air Lines and easyJet Switzerland. Geneva features a route network of flights mainly to European metropolitan and leisure destinations as well as some long-haul routes to North America, China and the Middle East, amongst them Swiss International Air Lines' only long-haul service (to New York City) outside of Zürich.
ICAO airport code: LSGG; IATA airport code: GVA; website: http://www.gva.ch/
The Collège Sismondi, is one of 11 public secondary schools in Geneva offering a 'Certificat de maturité gymnasiale', which provides access to all Swiss universities.
The Geneva Airport railway station (French: Gare de Genève-Aéroport) is a train station located underground next to the terminal building of Geneva International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Genève) (IATA code: GVA), in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland.
IBNR ID: 8501026; UIC station code: 8501026
The Institut et Musée Voltaire is a museum in Geneva dedicated to the life and works of Voltaire. The museum is housed in Les Délices, which was Voltaire's home from 1755 until 1760.
website: http://www.ville-ge.ch/bge/imv/, http://www.patrimoineindustriel.ch/index_VOLTAIRE.html, http://www.ville-ge.ch/imv
The Hans Wilsdorf Bridge (French: Pont Hans-Wilsdorf) is a bridge in Geneva, Switzerland.
Collège du Léman (CdL) is a private, for-profit international school in Versoix, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It has been cited as "one of the most exclusive boarding schools" and has approximately 1900 students representing more than 100 nationalities and has been accredited by both the European Council of International Schools and the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). CdL is a member of the Swiss Learning group.
The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (Centre) is a contemporary art exhibition centre (a Kunsthalle) in Geneva, Switzerland, founded by Adelina von Fürstenberg in 1974.
website: http://centre.ch/fr/, http://www.centre.ch
The MAMCO (Musée d'art moderne et contemporain) is the contemporary art museum of Geneva.
IBNR ID: 8515778; UIC station code: 8515778
IBNR ID: 8501003; UIC station code: 8501003
UIC station code: 8501007; IBNR ID: 8501007
UIC station code: 8516155; IBNR ID: 8516155
IBNR ID: 8501001; UIC station code: 8501001
The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built in 1879 in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (1804–1873). He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy.
IBNR ID: 8501012; UIC station code: 8501012
IBNR ID: 8501022; UIC station code: 8501022
The Hotel President Wilson is located in Geneva, Switzerland, near the United Nations building on Lake Geneva.
Rouelbeau Castle is a ruined castle in the municipality of Meinier of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
The Bodmer Foundation (French: Fondation Bodmer) is a library and museum specialised in manuscripts and precious editions. It is located in Cologny, Switzerland just outside Geneva.
website: http://www.fondationbodmer.org, http://www.fondationbodmer.ch
The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History) is the largest art museum in Geneva, Switzerland.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is a museum located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Grand Théâtre de Genève is an opera house in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Musée d'ethnographie de Genève ("Geneva Ethnography Museum") is one of the most important ethnographic museums in Switzerland.
website: http://www.ville-ge.ch/meg/index.php, http://www.meg-geneve.ch