Palais des Nations, Genève, Geneva

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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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  • At the imposing headquarters of the Palace of Nations was completed in June 2019 the new Declaration of relations of work in the ILO. Ideologies aside, the place deserves to be visited by beauty and grandeur. Democracy thanks you.
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  • In Geneva, I consider the visit to the United Nations Headquarters unmissable. Visitation can be guided and individual. When I visited (Aug/19), the tour was available in English and Spanish. During the visit, which costs 15.0 franc-Swiss/Euros, the visitor is driven by conference rooms and other environments of the buildings that housed the League of Nations and, after the Second World War, the United Nations. I did not find the luxurious ambience, at least if we compare the palaces of monarchies of Europe. I found the buildings well decorated and spacious, according to the worldwide scope of the institution where they are sheltered. The hard visit 80 minutes and, during this period in which we know several conference rooms, the guide tells the history of the organization, talks about its functioning and geopolitical issues present in the daily life of the planet, such as conflict negotiations, Environmental issues and discussions on human poverty and health. In the displacement of the corridors, the visitor also knows many works of art from various countries and symbolic objects, which compose the institution's collection. For me, the visit was very enriching. The Guide (a German) was very spirited, so that the visit was cheerful and not tirtiful. The Palais des Nations is situated in Parque des Nations, which has sculptures and other attractions that can also be visited. I strongly recommend visiting mainly for those interested in politics, international relations and other issues related to humanity in general. It is an educational visit that draws the attention of visitors to the tolerance that is built by a less unequal world.
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  • Very interesting, but also felt like I didn't see very much! We were only able to go into two rooms and an observation area of another. Plus walking around the building and looking at some of the gifted art from various countries was cool!
  • Remarkable place. Really important landmark and it’s very pretty sadly it was closed when I went there but was able to look from the outside and was also able to visit the area it has so many nice places to visit like the Red Cross museum, broken chair, botanical gardens and the Ariana Museum.
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