Palais des Nations

sights / Architecture

Palais des Nations information

Geneva , Switzerland
Address
Street Ave de la Paix 14
Telephone
+41 22 907 48 96
More information
www.unog.ch
Prices
adult/child Sfr12/7
Opening hours
10am-noon & 2-4pm Mon-Fri Sep-Mar, 10am-noon & 2-4pm daily Apr-Jun, 10am-5pm daily Jul & Aug
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Home to the UN since 1966, the Palais des Nations was built between 1929 and 1936 to house the now-defunct League of Nations. Admission (bring ID card or passport) includes an hour-long tour of the building and entry to the surrounding park where a grey monument sprouts, coated with heat-resistant titanium donated by the USSR to commemorate the conquest of space. Twice-weekly park tours (adult/child Sfr10/5; 11am & 2.30pm Tue & Thu) give the complete low-down on the 46-hectare grounds generously peppered with century-old trees and peacocks.