Geneva Geneva guide Geneva is one of the greenest cities in Europe with more than 20 parks in the city center offering countless opportunities for rest and relaxation. Geneva houses over 40 public and private museums , as well as numerous art galleries. The various collections cater for all interests, be it archaeology, ethnography, nature, fine arts, applied arts, science or technology. The Promenades along the left and right banks of the lake are filled with cafes, parks, street markets and other diversions from lake cruises to amusement rides to water skiing. A former Roman marketplace, the Bourg-de-Four is the oldest public square in Geneva and remains a hub of activity surrounded by bistros, terraces, bars and other popular meeting spots. Supported by a stable of artists from the nearby Centre of Contemporary Art, MAMCO constantly reinvents itself, updating not only its exhibits, but also its interior construction three times per year.
With hundreds of international governmental agencies and other organizations based here, it's also a very multicultural scene of many languages and cuisines. Geneva has a much smaller gay scene for its size than Zurich, or even Lausanne, but look for men strolling hand in hand in the International Quarter near the main train station. Getting here Geneva International Airport , commonly known as Cointrin, is about 3 miles northwest of downtown Geneva. Pop downstairs to the terminal and hop aboard whatever train about to leave.