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Town Hall Ramp - Geneva

Nicolas Meienberger
Nicolas MeienbergerPublié le 12 Août 2020

For over 500 years, the Town Hall has played a central role both in Geneva and internationally. This masterpiece of fifteenth-century architecture is equipped with a large and unique access ramp.

Located in the centre of the Old Town, the Town Hall is the political heart of the city and the seat of government for the Canton of Geneva. This building houses the famous Alabama Room in which the first Geneva Convention was adopted in 1864, from which was to emerge the International Red Cross. The large paved ramp surrounding the building its most unique feature. Built between 1555 and 1578 by Peter Desfosses, the design of the ramp enabled direct access to the upper floors on horseback or on foot.

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