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“Very different from UN New York”

UNOG - Palais des Nations
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The two main UN locations are a real contrast - at least on the outside. Whereas New York is a relatively modern building with the East River providing a backdrop, the Palais is, in effect, a group of interconnected buildings surrounded by green parks. A word of caution. In New York, the public entrance is very close to the main building. In Geneva, visitors have to enter by a gate that is a walk uphill from the main entrance, several minutes away. One of the interesting features to note is the huge chair in front of the main entrance, and the fountains that play during the warmer months. Do make the effort to find out about the chair.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

During my posting in Geneve from 2007 - 2011, I spent most of my time here..every working days perhaps :D..so I got a chance to go around and enjoy its beauty..

An organized tour is also available for tourists...extra discount if you're coming with someone with UN ID :D...

Don't miss Room XX or Alliance for Civilization Room with its magnificent ceiling work...General Assembly, Salle des pas perdu and the famous backyard as well as mountainous scenery, the Council Chamber....many interesting art objects and gifts from States are also in displays...I also love the murals in the library....and of course, Gate 1 where we have the lines of flags of the UN member states...if you are lucky, you can also see beautiful peacocks roaming freely in some corners of the yard...

Don't forget to walk around the Armillery sphere and take pictures there with the Palais as the background..so lovely...There is also a typical Swiss chalet near the main gate...

A true palace indeed...with all its endless and enchanted beauty...

Take your time and enjoy it...

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

There is something particularly special about the UN in Geneva as the human rights council sits here. Although the building is old (and so is the furnishings), I enjoyed the thought that this is where countries get together and discuss ways to make the world a better place :)

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Well, it's pretty awesome... I just did't see my country's flag! And too bad it was closed on Sunday. Anyway, it is easy to reach the place and on the way you'll enjoy the buildings & views of the city.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was thinking we were going to enter the main gate at the United Nations were all the flags were. You can take tram 14 from the main station to get there. It's very simple. The problem is that they don't let you enter there. You must go up the hill to get your badge to enter the building. It's another entrance. We walked up the hill and were simply exhausted. I think it was more than 200 meters. There is no place to sit down and rest or a coffee shop. I found out there is a bus stop at the United Nations stop. Take the Bus number 28 to the next stop. It will take you right up the hill and leave you only about 30 meters to walk. This really makes a diffference. So enjoy this incredible building.

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