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Address: 23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva, Switzerland
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Cute buildings

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
DomnicaJecan
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
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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Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 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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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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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