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L'ancien arsenal

Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Unique little gem

This was an interesting stop off the main path. It was unique to see downtown and just outside of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas P
Cape Coral, Florida
Interesting short stop, and good photo-ops

Located in the heart of the Old City, and a short distance from St. Pierre Cathedral, one finds the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
De Pere, Wisconsin
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“town hall” (4 reviews)
“old city” (7 reviews)
“st pierre” (3 reviews)
Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting stop off the main path. It was unique to see downtown and just outside of the shop and restaurant filled location.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Located in the heart of the Old City, and a short distance from St. Pierre Cathedral, one finds the Old Arsenal. Once an open-air market under the Romans, it was covered in the 15th century. Then in 1588, arcades were added and a granary built....More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 14 May 2017

What is interesting,beside that this arsenal is in the old town in a very nice place charged with history, that one of the canons is very old (1680) and as you can see, they belongs to the artillerie and are been used a lot of...More

Thank di Crollalanza S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this whilst weaving through the streets of old town Geneva. Not much information available so had to look up on my phone

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This attraction was right in the centre of the old city. It is easy to just walk in then out and take photos with the cannons and frescos while wandering the wonderful old streets and buildings. The Swiss have done a great job of preserving...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very close to the cathedral of St Pierre, this presentation of 5 cannons has frescos asa backdrop that depict periods in the history of Geneva. An interesting find during a walk through the old city.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited this attraction. You find while you are walking in the old city of Geneva. It's a good place to see while visiting that amazing area.

Thank Wathiq H
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is an interesting little thing to do while roaming through the old city of Geneva. Interesting to read the various texts and to get an idea of what this place means for the history of Geneva. However, visiting this during the annual "Escalade" festival...More

Thank Aernout Z
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Old Arsenal is located only few steps from the Maison Tavel and few minutes by walk from the Cathedrale de St-Pierre (I have passed here on the way to St. Pierre). It contain five grand old cannons and mosaic frescoes by Alexandre Cingria. Those mosaics...More

1  Thank PavlaPavla
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Passed this on the way to the Cathedral and decided to have a peek. The pre are a few Cannons on display that evidently protected Geneva at some point as well two nice Mosaic paintings on the wall behind the cannons. Not a must stop,...More

1  Thank Stirling B
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