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Schtroumph Buildings

23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva, Switzerland
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Ranked #37 of 71 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: These oddly colorful buildings were named for the Smurfs cartoon characters.
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
69 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Geneva
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a very special building with a very interesting round architecture - unfortunately it's starting to get old and not too well maintained, too bad

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