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Palace of Nations in geneva
Written by Rahul on May 20, 2020 Share on

Palace of Nations – The Capital of Peace

The first thing that anyone would have learnt about in high school is about the United Nations, how they work and what they do. Anyone who has read enough of history would certainly know about The Geneva Convention and their 4 treaties. These happened in the UN headquarters in Geneva, with a relation with the name of the convention. We all know the name of Geneva stating it to be the world’s headquarters for peace. The Swiss land not only offers you intense knowledge about culture and art but also gives you a hit of history and what really went down at the Convention with the facts right before your eyes. We will have a look at a closer look at the Palace of the Nations that is in Geneva. I hope this article will give you enough clarity on the Palace of the nations to plan your next trip to Switzerland.

UN in Geneva
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The 5 Facts Section

1. The Average footfall the Palace of Nations is 120,000. This is just for the tourism purposes that we are talking about here.
2. The Human rights and the alliance room that is found in the building is decorated by the artist Miquel Barcelo.
3. The Salle des Pas Perdus, Is a place from where we can view the monument commemorating the outer space and the celestial Sphere.
4. The Council chamber has the murals by the artist José Maria Sert. This is a room where many important negotiations have taken place.
5. As this is a very important building in the whole world, they will not permit taking large bags inside for security reasons.

The Conference room in the Palace of Nations
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The Direction Guide to the Palace of Nations

The Palace of Nations is the place where 120,000 people visit the place annually in an average. This is one of the sought after places in the world for tourism purposes to just see what is there in this building. The palace is located near the Geneva Lake.

The entry gate of the Visitors is the Pregny Gate at the Palace of Nations.
14, avenue de la Paix, Geneva.

By Train:
The Closest station(s) available to the Palace of Nations is the Genève-Sécheron. The train services that reach the station are SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4.

By Tram:
The Closest station(s) available to the Palace of Nations is the Nations stop. The train service(s) that reach the station is 15.

By Bus:
The Closest stop(s) available to the Ariana Museum is the Apia stop and the Nations Stop. The Bus service(s) that reach the stops are as follows:
Stop Apia: 8, 20, 22, 28, F
Stop Nation: 5, 8, 11, 20, 22, 28, F

Street view of Palace of Nations
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite view of Palace of Nations
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info of Palace of Nations


The Palace of Nations will be open from January to December. It is open from Monday to Friday of each week, Saturday and Sunday being a holiday.

Ticket booth opening hours;
Mornings: 9.30 am to 11.45 am
Afternoons: 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm

Tour schedule:
Mornings: tours start at 10.30 am and at 12 noon
Afternoons; tours start at 2.30 pm and 4 pm

On Mondays, the first tour for walk-in visitors is at 12 noon


Tour Fees:
Adults: CHF 15.- per person.
University students, senior citizens and disabled persons: CHF 13 per person.
Children and youths (aged 6 to 18): CHF 10 per person.
School classes (children and youths aged 6 to 18): CHF 10 per person.
Groups (minimum of 20 adults): CHF 13 per person.

Pathway of Palace of Nations | P.C – Flickr

The best time to visit the place is between April and October. This is the time where the Swizz will be at the peak of its weather and the best time for Sightseeing.

There are no restrictions on the dress codes to wear to the museum. Wear your comfortable casual clothing to this absolutely delightful experience.

Geneva in Swiss is one of the most sought after destination as it is the second-most populous city in Swiss. It also is the worldwide centre for diplomacy as it has numerous International organizations. It is also the proud home of the name “The Peace Capital”. Anyone who wants to travel around the world will have their eyes on travelling to Geneva. This can be possible with Pickyourtrail’s customizable itineraries to Swiss. PickYourTrail presents a range of International tour packages to suit your preferences.

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