Palais des Nations

sights / Architecture

Palais des Nations information

Location
Geneva , Switzerland
Address
Av de la Paix 14
Telephone
+41 22 907 48 96
More information
www.unog.ch
Prices
adult/child Sfr12/7
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat Jul & Aug, 10am-noon & 2-4pm Mon-Sat Sep-Jun
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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. Visits are by guided tour (reserve in advance online; bring ID card or passport) and include a one-hour tour of the building and entry to the surrounding 46-hectare park, generously peppered with century-old trees and peacocks. Spot the grey monument coated with heat-resistant titanium, donated by the USSR to commemorate the conquest of space.