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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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Nice guided tour, but a bit pricy.

You can't visit the Palais des Nations freely (guided visits are compulsory). Last English visit is at 3:30pm and last French visit is at 4pm. We were surprised by the steep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a highlight of the Geneva trip. We took the tramway from the train station which is very simple. The plaza with the fountain and flags was a good photo op. However to take a tour you have to walk 500 meters around the left side to get to the tour entrance and there are no signs to indicate... More 

Thank Linda B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Queued for an hour to enter, 12€ cost. Interesting, but barely worth the wait. On the 1 hour tour You get to see the large meeting rooms in the old & new buildings and a chance to buy UN branded souvenirs.

Thank jandlUk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Geneva this is a must see. There are tours between 10-12 and 14-something. Tour takes 1 hour and costs 12 chf. Before getting in the building you go through similar security as airports, except they allow bottles of water. Tickets can be purchased after security. Don't think you need to book in advance. Photos are allowed,... More 

Thank Tudor C
Rochelle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The line was so long and we were lucky to get in. People behind us got turned away. But it was a rainy day so lots of people. During the summer they run the tours all day, other times they are as scheduled. I loved the tour. My son has been on it several times and he said the guide... More 

Thank pandabear6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't visit the Palais des Nations freely (guided visits are compulsory). Last English visit is at 3:30pm and last French visit is at 4pm. We were surprised by the steep admission fee given that we had just visited the CERN where we got a two hour guided tour for absolutely free, including bus shuttle to two locations. We were... More 

Thank jmcyow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour....it may get boring for kids under 10. There is a lot of world history here!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was an intern this past summer at the WHO so I had the opportunity to go to the Palais for the World Health Assembly. Also did the tour of the Palais where I saw some fascinating rooms. A place that is immersed in history and importance for the new world order and global diplomacy.

Thank Lukas W
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to visit the inside of the UNOG is to go on a guided tour, which involves queuing up at the gate to go through security. We arrived around 10.10 on a Monday morning and it took us 40 minutes from getting there to buying the tickets for the tour (10chf each), but fortunately we were able to... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is only one touristic guide tour inside the UN building access from PREGNY GATE from 8 AM to 5 PM , the tour takes around 45 minutes and cost 12 CHF for non students, several languages available you can take much pictures as you can but no videos, there are many nice halls all have history within it, there... More 

Thank Sherif S
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the UNOG Palais des Nations with the mandatory Guided Tour, and it was well worth it! The building is fascinating, historically and architecturally, and the very informative tour showcased the rooms and functions of the UN. A highlight of my Geneva visit.

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