Our top 5 museums to visit in Geneva

We are sharing with you in this article our top 5 museums to visit in Geneva. Whether you are a gourmet, a culture lover, a watchmaker or a science lover, there is something for everyone! This list is of course not exhaustive and if you wish to have more advice on what to visit, do not hesitate to ask at our reception.

Don’t forget also that Starling Hotel Residence Geneva offers you a free pass to the Geneva public transport to visit the city in peace.

The Palace of Nations

The Palace of Nations is one of the largest diplomatic centres in the world and is open to visitors! Immerse yourself in the heart of the UN’s activities, discover its architecture… Depending on your wishes, several visits are available. Depending on the day’s meetings, you may be led to visit the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Hall, the “lost steps room”, the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, and discover in a video the different activities and objectives of the diplomatic centre and the donations offered to the United Nations Office from many countries.

Favarger Chocolate Factory

Don’t miss this place if you are passing through Geneva and especially if you are a chocolate lover as you will enjoy and learn a lot!

The Favarger Chocolate Factory opens its doors to the public for a guided tour of its factory. You will be interested to discover the history of Favarger and the manufacturing process of these delicious chocolates and surprised to see that the factory still uses traditional machines to make its chocolate. Our favourite part? The tasting of different types of chocolates at the end of the visit!

Ideal, in particular, for families with children, the visits are accessible to groups of minimum 8 people from the age of 10. We advise you to book at least 15 days in advance to ensure you have the availability.

Patek Philippe Museum

For lovers of beautiful watches and art, the Patek Philippe Museum retraces the history of watchmaking and all the collections of the famous watch brand. For a few hours, live a magnificent journey through time! The museum is organized in two parts: a historical part with the fabulous and large collection of extremely well-preserved old models, dating from the 16th century, and the second part presenting the Patek Philippe collection since 1839. You will be amazed by thousands of jewellery-watches brimming with creativity, technicality and aestheticism. This is the perfect museum to visit for all watch lovers!

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research

Come and explore CERN, the world’s largest scientific laboratory, and put yourself into the shoes of a great physicist or explorer!

How was the Universe created? What is it made of? These are the questions we have all asked ourselves at one time or another, and are the subject of in-depth research by CERN researchers.

Founded in 1954, the most famous research centre challenges and intrigues each one of us and invites us to unravel the great mysteries of the Universe and discover its research work with its free visits and exhibitions! These visits are to be done in groups of a minimum of 12 people and are organized from Monday to Saturday at 9 am and 2 pm.

The Red Cross Museum

Last but not least, a visit to the Red Cross Museum is an emotional experience. It retraces its various challenges but also highlights three thematics: human dignity, the bond that unites families, global warming and the impact it has on our lives. These three themes are organized in spaces designed by renowned architects from different cultural backgrounds. An outstanding visit not to be missed in Geneva!

You now have all the right plans for a great stay in Geneva! Don’t forget that you have a free transport card so that you can make your visits with complete peace of mind.

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