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Ancien Arsenal (Old Arsenal)

  • Intersection of Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville and Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre Map It
  • Vieille Ville
  • Library/Archive

Published 04/14/2015

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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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Intersection of Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville and Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland

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Published 04/14/2015


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