Palais des Nations, Genève, Geneva

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Government Building · Landmark
Take a tour of the European home of the United Nations, the monumental Palais des Nations, Genève, which houses a large collection of public art and serves as one of the world's major centers of diplomacy. Built in the 1930s for the now-defunct League of Nations, the classically designed compound hosts thousands of global conferences and smaller meetings, welcoming 25,000 delegates each year. Take the guided tour to see the enormous assembly hall, ornate council chamber, and surrounding landscaped gardens, which offer fine views of the nearby Alps. Security is always tight here, so make your tour reservations well in advance and prepare to show your passport at the entrance. To visit Palais des Nations, Genève and get the most from your holiday in Geneva, create itinerary details personal to you using our Geneva day trip tool.
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  • The visit costs 15CHF for 1 hour, in which a brief historical review of the UN is given and only the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room and the outside of the building are visited. We...  more »
  • Tours have restarted and are worth doing even though the old buildings is being renovated. Good info from our guide Anouk.  more »
  • The UN House is well positioned for international conferences. Offers a wide range of cultural and historic information. A good site to visit when in Geneva.
  • It's an amazing place where the whole world converges to find a community Human in the best interest of all humanity. The former President of Ireland and the Human Rights Council in Geneva amazingly championing Human Rights to this day is commendable!

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