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Ancien Arsenal (Old Arsenal)

Ancien Arsenal (Old Arsenal) Review

Designed as a granary on the site of a Roman marketplace and converted to a gunpowder depot after l'Escalade, this municipal storage space has sustained Geneva through the ages. The current 1636 structure stocks history: murals on the inner wall and frescoes along the outer rim of the arcade tell the town's story from Julius Caesar to 1848; records in the State Archives date back to 1387. Scholars and officials use this institution; it is closed to the public.

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  • Address: Intersection of Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville and Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre, Vieille Ville, Geneva, 1204 | Map It
  • Location: Vieille Ville
Updated: 10-06-2012

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