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UNOG - Palais des Nations

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Address: 8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)22 917 12 34
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The European HQ

Sorry, I came out of hours, so entrance was impossible. I remember visiting UN in New York on a Saturday afternoon. However nice building and fine transportation to the site.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Sorry, I came out of hours, so entrance was impossible. I remember visiting UN in New York on a Saturday afternoon. However nice building and fine transportation to the site.

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Edinburgh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We tried to see this on a previous visit but it was closed. This time no problem and what a treat. We have been to the UN building in NYC and this compliments it nicely. A guided tour with an excellent guide. Very good value and the tour takes one hour.

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Marvel at the architecture, the art work, the photographs, and the sense of history having been and still being made in this place. There is something interesting in every corner. Don't forget to look out the large windows and gaze at the Alps. If you're lucky, you might even spot some of the peacocks in the premises. Go for the... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We turned up at the Palace of Nations (United Nations) HQ in Geneva, luckily with our passports in hand. As it was it was a Godsend, because you cannot enter without photographic ID. We paid 24 Swiss Franks for an English speeking guide tour. They go every hour with a break at lunchtimes for about a hour between 1 and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you visit one tourist attraction in Geneva it should be this one. The facade of the UN buildings in Geneva is impressive in itself but it is well worth spending the time and money to do the tour of the buildings. Our guide had an incredibly impressive knowledge of the history and workings of the UN and it's operations... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

be there, where hisoty happened was amazing. there a lot to know, and if you are lucky you will meet some special rooms.

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The tour was great - cool to sit in the chairs of the assembly. I have also been to the one in New York so wasn't sure if it was worth the time but am glad I came. I was reminded quickly if the different foci of the UNOG.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was super duper great. The visit was way to fast though. So many things and so little time. And one other flaw: I went with a case and was not let in... had to go all the way back to the station and pay for a locker. They should have an option to leave stuff at the door since... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The guided tour through UNOG also works as a history class. Everything, ranging from the architecture, works of art, and additional buildings, is filled with history that nobody should ever forget.

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The UN complex in Geneva can only be visited by guided tour and entry costs 12 Swiss Francs. Tours are operated in a number of languages though an overwhelming majority of those I saw whilst there were in French or English. We had a young male English-speaking tour guide who, it turns out, also spoke fluent French and Spanish, and... More 

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