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Address: 23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva, Switzerland
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These oddly colorful buildings were named for the Smurfs cartoon...

These oddly colorful buildings were named for the Smurfs cartoon characters.

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Geneva - Switzerland - Schtroumph Buildings - Interestingly Different.

I have always been interested in architecture and buildings either classically beautiful or ones which are different. These buildings, there's a few in a cluster, more commonly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SteveJacksonnufc
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Gateshead, England

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been interested in architecture and buildings either classically beautiful or ones which are different. These buildings, there's a few in a cluster, more commonly known as the 'Smurf Buildings', are certainly different and probably in this period of time far from classical. However, they are a sight to see if you like buildings. The scheme has undoubtedly... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

There are a few interesting buildings to see here - they are located in a avery quiet place. There's also a coffee/ tea house in the area, but other than that there's not much to do there.

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Thank DomnicaJecan
Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Coellum
Windermere, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank BenWalker20
Norway
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Thank Lintdn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 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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2 Thank Ahmed A
Cessy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Thank Amesthyite
Geneva, Switzerland
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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