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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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Hard to find, but excellent tour

First, I'll have to say that the entrance to the guided tours was hard to find. The main entrance is easy to locate, but you'll be asked to take the side entrance to take part in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The United Nations building was the most magnificent part of Geneva. It was the main reason of my visit in Geneva. The UN square was beautiful and the broken chair too 🇨🇭

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a rather long walk uphill from the bus stop, and a long queue to get in, we managed to get in for the last visit of the day. We had chosen a French guide, and were disappointed to have a non-native French speaker as our guide. Her French was great, but still with some accents and very hard to... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start by getting the number 15 tram from Gare Cornavin (central train station) headed towards Nations. This is by far the easiest as it terminates at the UN building and you CANNOT get lost. The buses are a little trickier as you will have to keep an eye on the screen on the bus for your stop. If you want... More 

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Karmiel, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a politics lover, seeing the place where the big changes start is an amazing experience. Touring in the beautiful complex with a guide that cares about you - this is all you need.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole area is very well kept and you are walking among trees and gardens whenever you go. Meeting rooms are well organized and efficient, everything is efficiently signposted and the place is solemn tough easy to walk.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

known and recognised the world over, a visit to the UNOG is among the must do on the bucket list. the tours are few and far. we were there at 3:45 pm, but nothing seemed to happen. but we were short on time, and were quite satisfied with the broken chair, pictures with the nice rows of flags and UN... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I'll have to say that the entrance to the guided tours was hard to find. The main entrance is easy to locate, but you'll be asked to take the side entrance to take part in the guided tour which is like a 10 min walk from the main entrance. I have an app on my phone for offline maps... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may think of a boring official office building but actually it's not. This place is full of history, peace and has a very interesting architecture, an amazing conference room (the one with the artistic ceiling). It's worth also stopping at the shop that sells lots of interesting books and articles. Plan your day as it take some time for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an idiotic mistake to travel to Geneva, Switzerland and not see the inside of the United Nations building. It's definitely worth the price of the tour and everyone should see it. Our tour guide (they offer tours in multiple languages), Christian, was extremely pleasant and a well of information. Seeing the conference halls where many historical events have... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the UNOG on the 70th anniversary of the organisation. The most striking fact is the enormity of the area that it covers.

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