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UNOG - Palais des Nations

8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland (Ariana)
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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only visited the exterior of the Palais of Nations. Tram 15 and several buses take you right to the front of the water fountains. In July on a hot summer day, the dancing water fountains were lovely. We took pictures of the flags of nations. You can arrange to get a guided tour for a fee, but we did... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took the guided tour of the UN and really enjoyed our experience. This is truly a must-see when visiting Geneva. We learned so much about the history of the UN, and about the countries that make up the UN. Our tour guide was great, answering tons of questions and showing us rooms and their features, and... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

it is housed in the beautiful ariana park in geneva.it is the home of the office of the united nations.at the entrance are flags depicting the member countries n when seen from across the street it looks beautiful.makes for a lovely pic.the bldg is supposed to house the un human rights council n many other such agencies.we dint get a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dropby for a visit here as part of our tour group sightseeing. Must say we were very impressed with the buildings structure and nice architectural designs and once inside somehow you will feel a sense of peacefulness and calmness, perhaps due to the tranquil environment with lovely flower and greenery around. In order to go into the buildings as a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went up to the UN buildings not knowing how much we would be able to see and were very impressed. Tourists can go into the UN buildings (bring your passport though) and you get an hour long guided tour (multiple tours in many languages are available). They take you into several meeting rooms, across both buildings, and tell you... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the UN. Went on a Saturday at 2pm and cleared security in less than ten minutes, no issues and we were ready for the 2.30pm tour. Tour lasts an hour and takes you through the newer buildings built in the 1970's and the original 1930's site of the League of Nations. We thought our... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You almost feel its a must to visit being of great historical importance and I did but somehow I felt it was a mechanically organized tour and yet I felt if that's all to it, then I satisfied my historical curiosity.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had to stand in three lines for a total of around 45 minutes for security check, getting a visitor badge, and finally, to pay for the tour. I think that UN can streamline it to make the tour more convenient for the visitors. The tour itself was interesting but it was a little faster paced than it should have been.... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As I'm extremely interested in Foreign affairs this was a must see when my family and i decided to spend 2 days of our Swiss holiday in Geneva. Found the tour very interesting and saw lots of "important" rooms such as the general Assembly and the Dissarment council. Tour took approx 2 hours, if you don't count the 30mins queue... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found the tour really interesting and learnt a lot from this tour. One of the best things to do in Geneva.

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