Old Arsenal, Geneva

In the heart of the Old Town of Geneva is the Old Arsenal and a selection of ancient cannons, once used to defend the city against its neighbours.

Old Arsenal, Geneva

The building began life as a granary in the 17th century then served as an arsenal until 1877. It now houses the state archives.

Old Arsenal, Geneva

The walls behind the cannons contain three frescoes by Alexandre Cingria and depict key periods in Geneva’s history.

Old Arsenal, Geneva

Old Arsenal, Geneva

Old Arsenal, Geneva

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