Geneva is the second most important city in Switzerland and a city of international diplomacy. Surrounded by scenic views, Geneva is one of the most sophisticated cities in Europe. The most favorable time to visit Geneva is during the summer months when the temperatures are pleasant and travelers can enjoy the best that the city has to offer. However, many travelers opt to visit Geneva during the spring or autumn months as the city is less crowded. The city has pleasant settings with parks, gardens and beautiful promenades.
Geneva finds a beautiful location with mountains in the backdrop and the waters of Lake Geneva lapping at its center. The city is located at the place where the Rhone River drains into the Lake Geneva. The Lake Geneva also houses the Jet d'Eau, which is one of the most fabulous attractions of the city. The fountain throws water up to 460ft which is worth seeing. The Old Town of Geneva is a wonderful place to explore, and Palais des Nations is an attraction that cannot be missed when in the city.
There are a number of museums and art galleries in Geneva. Some popular museums in Geneva include International Museum of the Reformation Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Muséed' Art Moderne et Contemporain, Muséed' Histoire Naturelle and Muséed'Art et d'Histoire. Geneva is home to pretty gardens and green spaces. Some must-see parks in the city are Parc des Bastions, Parc de la Grange, Parc des EauxVives and Bois de la Bâtie. The city also serves as the gateway to various ski resorts of Switzerland.
Geneva is a good place for shopping; chocolates, antiques, clothes and souvenirs are the best things that one can buy in the city. From shopping malls to boutiques and street markets, there are several good places to shop in Geneva. Rues Basses, La Rue du Marché, Centre Commercial Cygnes, Kane Country Flea Market and Place du Mulard are the best places to shop in Geneva.
Geneva is served by the Geneva Airport. There are buses that run regularly from the airport to the city. Travelers can also take taxis, a taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs around CHF 30. There is also a train service that runs between the airport and the Geneva Central Train Station. Traveling by train is the easiest and the most affordable way of reaching the city.
Geneva has a number of Muslim-friendly restaurants. The best Halal restaurants in Geneva include Sofram, SuperMarché Z Halal, Parfums de Beyrouth, Restaurant Bombay, Tasty Chicken Spot, Ali Baba Café, Arabesque Restaurant, Pizza Antalya Kebab, etc.
There are a few mosques in Geneva. Some famous mosques in Geneva are Fondation Culturelle Islamique, Centre Islamique de Genève, Association Islamique dd Ahl-El-Beit de Suisse and Mosque Al-Fath.