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Built in the Italian baroque style and crowned with a cupola, it was constructed between 1877 and 1884 by the art patron Gustave Revilliod to house his vast and eclectic collections. He bequeathed the museum and its surrounding park to the City of...more
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It´s a wonderful museum just 5 minutes by foot from UN (place des Nations). It's free and frequently there are not lines to enter or many people there such as into the Louvre Museum or Metropolitan. You can appreciate a huge collection of ancient ceramics...More
The artistry of the construction of this building is amazing. The ceramics are beautiful, but the building it self, columns, and stained glass were my favorite part. I wish the exhibits were labeled in English, as well as French, but the museum was still enjoyable.
The porcelain/china collection of the Ariana museum is very extensive. Wonderful to see are the comaparisons of china from Chinese and Dutch (Delft) and German (Meissen) in various showcases. There is also a special exposition room. Don't forget to go upstairs, where you can find...More
Lovely museum specializing in glass and porcelain, just a 10 to 15 minute walk through the park from the Broken Chair. If you're not interested in glass and porcelain, don't go, but if you are interested, it's really a must-see place.
As my title indicates, not overly interesting to most. The building itself is worth visiting if you are in the area. We were going to the UN and it is on the grounds. An amazing building built just to show off his collection of ceramics...More
I didn't regret paying a few francs to see the container exhibit from west Africa, but I wouldn't say the museum itself warrants a special visit. However, if you're out wandering the streets and looking for something different to do, the main part of the...More
Date of experience: July 2018
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This museum is housed in a late 19th century building that was designed as a museum for a large ceramics and glass collection. The museum is located near the UN buildings in Geneva and can be easily reached on the no. 12 tram. The collection...More