Geneva Art Museums Walk, Geneva

Geneva is the home of many interesting and impressive art museums. Some of them are unique in the world. A great part of the valuable collections was donated by passionate Genevian collectors, who have managed to obtain the rarest examples of both antique and contemporary art. Large exhibitions of Fine Arts and Oriental Art are most impressive. Take the following tour to discover the most popular art museums of Geneva:
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Geneva Art Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Geneva Art Museums Walk
Guide Location: Switzerland » Geneva (See other walking tours in Geneva)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: ellen
Baur Foundation

1) Baur Foundation (must see)

Baur Foundation is the largest museum in the country dedicated to Asian art. It is located in the beautiful 19th century house of Alfred Baur, who was a great collector of art. Asian Art is full of symbols and it has something mysterious and magnetic about it. Here you will admire rare examples of Chinese and Japanese Art of the past thirteen centuries. Amongst them are Chinese ceramics and snuff-bottles, engravings, Japanese lacquer, netsuke, ivories and many...   view more
Art and History Museum

2) Art and History Museum (must see)

The Art and History Museum was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It owns collections of European art, from prehistory through the present. The museum is divided into three departments presenting Archeology with its prehistoric artifacts, Fine Arts with paintings and sculptures of famous artists, such as Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Ferdinand Hodler and many others, and Applied Arts. You will find the museum closed on Monday.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am – 6...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Barbier-Mueller Museum

3) Barbier-Mueller Museum (must see)

Barbier-Mueller Museum was opened in 1977. The idea of its establishment was to make people familiar with the art of tribal and classical periods of world civilizations. Its collections are mainly represented by the art of Africa, Oceania, Indonesia and America and they contain primitive paintings and sculptures, masks, garments, jewelry and ritual accessories with peculiar ornaments. Barbier-Mueller Museum has received worldwide recognition.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday 11 am - 5...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Zoubov Foundation Museum

4) Zoubov Foundation Museum

Countess Zoubov was a brilliant woman, who took a great interest in art, beauty and delicate things. The palace Zoubov Foundation Museum is located in a structure that was built in the first half of the 18th century. Countess Zoubov first gathered up collections in the French style. She decorated its rooms with the rare objects - ceramic, porcelain and beautiful carpets, as well as furniture, paintings and other items - she had bought during her numerous travels.

Hours: Monday - Friday 02:30...   view more
Rath Museum

5) Rath Museum (must see)

The Rath Museum is the first museum in the country displaying fine arts. The museum is located in a pretty building with beautiful columns. It was established by two sisters, Jeanne-Françoise and Henriette Rath, and was presented to the Genevians. Here they display traveling exhibitions of ancient and modern art, both international and locally produced.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO)

6) Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO)

The museum was founded in 1994 and is located in a former industrial building. Its three floors house brilliant collections of European modern and contemporary art, beginning with the 1960s. All of its pieces were donated and given by private collectors and artists. The paintings, sculptures and photographs are really amazing.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 12 - 18, Saturday-Sunday: 11 -...   view more
Geneva Photography Center

7) Geneva Photography Center

Geneva Photography Center is the only center of its kind in Geneva. The concept was to promote fine art photography as a trend in art. The center puts on about a dozen exhibitions each year. The photographs shown here reflect the modern life of the city. Brilliant photographers exhibited here managed to catch rare moments and to render them into photos in order to give us a better understanding of Geneva’s life.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6...   view more

Walking Tours in Geneva, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Create Your Own Walk in Geneva

Creating your own self-guided walk in Geneva is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

Nightlife Walking Tour in Geneva

The night life scene of Geneva offers a variety of venues for a nice evening out, and a unique and spectacular experience. The majority of the bars and pubs are located in the downtown area and are available from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. Take this tour if you are looking for a memorable night out, and a place to relax and enjoy yourself in the city of Geneva

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva

Best Swiss Watch Shops Tour in Geneva

Swiss watches are known as the best, when it comes to quality and precision. Some world-famous brands, such as Patek Phillipe, Swatch, Omega and Piaget were designed and masterminded in Geneva. The watch industry in Geneva dates back to the 16th century, and since then, it has developed rapidly and now makes the most desired watches. Take this tour to choose your watch from the best watch shops in Geneva.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Historic Museum Walk in Geneva

Historic Museum Walk in Geneva

Geneva is a magnificent city with a great number of museums that offer a full spectrum of the city’s history. These showcases will enable you to discover the prehistoric Switzerland, and see how the city changed under Roman rule. There are views of medieval Geneva, as well. Take this tour to explore the historical insights of Switzerland and the city of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Geneva is a beautiful city that is worth visiting at any time of the year, as its beauty remains the same throughout the seasons. Mostly known as the city of watches and jewelery making, it has many more attractions to be discovered once you get there. The top landmarks of Geneva include the famous Jet D’eau and the Flower Clock. Take this tour to explore the top landmarks of the city of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva Top Architectural Sights Tour

Geneva has always been very much appreciated by tourists, as it provides a variety of attractions. Everyone, who comes to Geneva is fascinated by its medieval look and the marvelous buildings, which are a mix of French and German influences. Take this walking tour if you are interested in learning more about some of the top architectural wonders of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Famous Religious Sites in Geneva

Famous Religious Sites in Geneva

Geneva’s spiritual life boasts a great number of religious sites that are of historic and cultural value to the city. The city is also the place where the reformist movement started to grow, having theologian Jean Calvin as its leader. Take this tour, whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in places of spirituality, and visit the most important religious sites of Geneva.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km