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Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations)
Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations)

Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations)

8.712 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Monument, Castle or Palace
Ranked #4 in Geneva things to do
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1211 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 917 12 34
http://www.unog.ch/
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The Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1936 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations.

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London, UK

You cannot visit Geneva without visiting the Palace of Nations - the European headquarter of the UN. The guided tour is excellent and teaches you all about how the UN works. The 'Broken Chair' sculpture at the gate is the symbol of the city's contribution to peace and freedom.
You can't help but feel in awe here!

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

The UN is impressive even if you aren't able to do a tour. There is something both magical and ominous about seeing it. Tours can be arranged with planning in advance. Many Geneva residents also have access.

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Cambridge

We went to this because, well, we were there and it was there so… It was fascinating. But not on purpose. The new/main building is an architectural tragedy because it was built in the 1970’s AKA the decade where everyone was too hung over from the 60’s to do anything useful. The old building that they don’t seem to actually use is GORGEOUS. Also it has peacocks.

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Abergavenny, UK

A really impressive building, obviously the security is high, but some of the rooms and art decorations are really amazing! And this being such an important building too, it's a pretty cool place to have been to.

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Bordeaux, France
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If you are in Geneva, you definitely have to visit the United Nations. This guided tour takes you through many of the famous conference rooms used to hold major UN meetings.

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Perth, Australia

Wow!

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Tarzana

See bell inside park

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Cagliari, Italy

Edificio simbolo del cuore internazionale di Ginevra, nonché importantissimo quartier generale della diplomazia internazionale, vi hanno sede i comitati ONU per la difesa dei diritti umani. Molto bello il parco che circonda l'edificio.

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