In the wake of its homonym in New York This must-see Palace is house of the United Nations.
Located on the Avenue de la Paix (Peace Avenue), it is the international symbol of peace in Geneva, the city of peace par excellence. Surrounded by one of the oldest green areas in the city, the Parc de l'Ariana, this palace was built between 1929 and 1936 and, nowadays, this huge European seat of the United Nations is second only to the one in New York. For a fee of 12 Swiss francs, a guide will take you along its long corridors to discover the spectacular painted dome painted by the Spanish artist Miquel Barceló in the Human Rights Room. You will also visit, among others, the Council Chamber, where the most important historical negotiations have taken place and which is decorated with murals by Catalan artist José María Sert. This large building, whose size is similar to that of the Palais de Versailles, was initially built to house the League of the Nations, founded in 1919 to preserve world peace. Further information on opening hours at www.unog.ch