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Martin Bodmer Foundation

Route Martin-Bodmer 19-21, 1223 Cologny, Switzerland

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About Martin Bodmer Foundation

The Bodmer Foundation is a library and museum specialized in manuscripts and precious editions. It is located in Cologny, Switzerland just outside Geneva.  Also known as Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, it is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The library was established by Martin Bodmer and is famous as the home of the Bodmer Papyri. Some of these papyri are among the oldest remaining copies of the New Testament.



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Villa Diodati0.59km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

The Villa Diodati is a mansion in the village of Cologny near Lake Geneva in Switzerland, notable because Lord Byron rented it and stayed there with John Polidori in the summer of 1816. Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who had rented a house nearby, were frequent visitors. Because of poor weather, in June 1816 the group famously spent three days together inside the house creating stories to tell each other, two of which were developed into landmark works of the Gothic horror genre: Franken

Port-Noir0.96km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

Port Noir is located to the north of Geneva, in the municipality of Cologny. It is situated at the spot where Quai Gustave-Ador ends to let Quai de Cologny begin its journey out of Geneva into the town of Cologny. Port Noir serves as an important point in Geneva's history, as this is from where the Swiss armies of Fribourg and Soleure stepped into the city in 1814, and a year later it was amalgamated into the Swiss Confederation, on May 19, 1815. Sculptor Henry Koenig's beautiful creation, La Br

Parc des Eaux-Vives1.21km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

Parc des Eaux-Vives is probably one of the most beautiful and oldest parks in the city of Geneva. Nature lovers will appreciate the many hundred-year-old trees and the expansive lawned areas. The manor house dominating the park is a well-respected hotel and restaurant, and a perfect spot to fortify yourself alongside captivating views of the lake and the Jura mountains.

Parc de La Grange1.4km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

The Parc La Grange is the single largest green space in Geneva and some will agree to the fact it's also the most beautiful. It is famous for it's biggest rose garden in Geneva. It now belongs to everyone and is the quickest escape from urban lifestyle you'll find in Geneva.

Geneva Islamic Center1.84km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

The Islamic Cultural Center of Geneva was created to provide a prayer hall and social and cultural gathering place for Muslims of diverse origins residing in Geneva. The architectural objectives were to provide traditional Islamic spaces while at the same time respecting local architectural forms. It was one of the famous Islamic pilgrimage centers in this area.

The Geneva Water Fountain2.09km from Martin Bodmer Foundation

jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Originally, in 1886 they built the fountain to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplified and relocated to the center of the Lake.

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The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. The city of Geneva dominates the economy of the canton. It is a center of commerce, trade, and finance.