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UNOG - Palais des Nations
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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 for security to actually get into the place. So if you queue for 1.30 youll be out by 4ish, unless you choose to spend time in the extremely overpriced giftshop ( It is Switzerland after all).

Thank alannah c
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

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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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

A very thoughtful and historical guided tour on the inside of one of the most hallowed grounds in the world. If you are a history buff this tour is not to be missed. Guides are very knowledgeable and personal. Lots and lots of history here. Make sure to bring your passport and get there early for the 1st tour of the day at 10:20 am (should be in the line up que by 10). Don't miss the Ghandi statue on the grounds just outside the main entrance. Peace out!!

Thank Robert E
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

N46°13.387' E6°8.340' Opposite the International Red Cross building stands an imposing concrete and steal entrance building for the the Palais des Nations. First, visitors are screened just like airline passengers on U.S. airports. It raises the impression that we'll see the inner secrets of the United Nations. Beyond the x-ray and metal detectors is a new queue for a personal interview. After inspection of passports and entering all kind of details into computers, we were cleared for entry and received our visitor badges. Passing security took in total 1½ hour and increased our expectation of our forthcoming tour.

The Palais des Nations was build between 1929 and 1936 to house the now-defunct League of Nations and is home to the United Nations since 1966. Our tour started with the League of Nations building and its old conference rooms, still in use today. The murals tell the story of the emergence of the League of Nations.
The new building is a huge and dated office block in need of a thorough renovation. The new ceiling in the new conference room shows the future. A gift from the Spanish people, a Spanish artist made this piece of art, with associations to underwater and cave scenes in vivid colours. Really impressive.

The ceiling was the only impressive moment beside the impressive security during our visit.

Thank goyourownway
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

The tour lasts one hour. There are often queues so get there early. Make sure you have been to the bathroom BEFORE the tour starts. Bring a passport or national ID with you. DO NOT bring any large bags or luggage with you, rucksacks or camera bags should be fine.

The tour is very informative and questions are encouraged. Look out for all the works of art that have been gifted to the UN from various countries over the years. The halls are dotted with them.

The Red Cross Museum is across the road so that is also worth considering afterwards.

Thank fivethirtyi
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