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Schtroumph Buildings

23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva, Switzerland
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Ranked #51 of 74 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: These oddly colorful buildings were named for the Smurfs cartoon characters.

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Manila, Philippines
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501 reviews 501 reviews
206 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I find these strange looking buildings quite ugly. It would be a waste of time to go out of one's way to see them.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Interesting but only if your in the vicinity. Only takes 5 mins to see. There is much else to say about this. Geneva is not the easiest city to view as a sightseeing tourist, being busy and very spread out . If you get a tourist transport ticket the trams and bendy buses are a must.

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Norway
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you have some free time, take a quick look on unusual architecture. This is very interesting design of the buildings just a few minutes walk from train station.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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194 reviews 194 reviews
79 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This group of building called "smurphs buildings" are unique in design. It reminds me of Gaudi designs in Barcelona. The architect in these buildings inspired by Gaudi work. Very unique architectural deign, must be seen by architects.

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Cessy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

An unusual set of buildings in the middle of Geneva. Very Gaudi-ish looking. I was in one of them before, and even inside the apartments, the walls are curved...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you have a few minutes to spare, this cute group of building is worth a quick look. The architect went all out in an otherwise very traditional Geneva, you get a Gaudi-esque corner. Enjoy!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Seriously... It is famous in Geneva because these are the only buildings which are a bit different. Doesn't mean you have to go to there on pupose to see them...

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Geneva
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We passed by this architecturally bizarre place after spending the afternoon along the lake - we actually were going to les grottes for a glass - and these buildings are just at the top. We liked les grottes and watching the boules in the nearby park a lot more - but if you are in the quartier, have a coup... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I don't man to offend anyone, but architecture is not Geneva's forté. This buidling, in particular, in heidous. I don't think it's worth walking the few blocks from the train station to see this aberration of architecture.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This used to be a beautiful unusual architecture worth to see, but now it just got a little dirty and badly kept so still interesting

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