01 juillet 2015

Puerta de Europa (Gate of Europe), Plaza Castilla, Madrid

Puerta de Europa "Puerta de Europa" is the first inclined skyscrapers in the world. This 115m  twin towers are incined at 15°. In 1989, Kuwait Investment Office commisioned American architects Philip Johnson & John Burgee  to design these towers. This is located at Plaza Castilla, north of Madrid. In the middle is the Obelisk designed by Constantin Brancusi. Torres KIO was inaugurated in 1996.Today it's renamed as "Puerta de Europa" & the two leaning towers are owned by Spanish Banks (Bankia &... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2014

Plaza De La Merced, Malaga.

Plaza De La Merced Plaza de la Merced is the heart of Malaga. In the centre is the Monumento a Torrijos, which is an obelisk designed by Rafael Mitjana. This was erected in  the memory of General Jose Maria de Torrijos Y Uriarte  who was executed for defending civil rights. Malaga is the birthplace of the world renowed artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Picasso's father José Ruiz Blasco was an art teacher & he rented the first floor of "Casas De Campas" for 3 years. Picasso was born on 25th... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2014

Nerja, Andalousia , Spain

Nerja   Nerja is a small town situated at the  Mediterranean coast of Spain. In 1959, archeologists discovered some  remains of the Palaeolithic age from the Nerja Cave (Cueva de Nerja). This shows that the region was inhabited by prehistoric men around 30,000 years ago. Romans named this town as "Detunda". In 10th century, Moors invaded  & called this region as "Narixa" - which means "Rich in Water". During their reign, the agricultural products &... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2013

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Sagrada Família The Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Spain's most visited places. Mid 19th century, a bookseller José Maria Bocabella decided to build a church for the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia).This Neo-Gothic Church was designed by Fransico de Paula del Villar and the construction began in 1882. Due to some conflicts , Francisco resigned &  young modernist archictect Antonio Gaudi took in charge. He  transformed the Neo-Gothic Church into modernist... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2012

The Palau Nacional of Montjuïc & its Magic Fountain, Barcelona.

 Palau Nacional of Montjuïc The Palau Nacional of Montjuïc was built in 1929 for the Univerasal Exibition of Barcelona.This magnificent palace was designed by Charles Buigas. It became a National Art Museum in 1934. Today it houses Romanesque church paintings & Catalan art works. Infront of the palace there is an array of fountains.At night there is a spectacular display of colour, light , music & water jets.  This magic fountain operates everyday except  Mon , Tue & -Wed. Can... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2012

Parc Güell , Barcelona.

  Parc Güell The Industrialist Eusebi Güell appointed Antoni Gaudi to construct a residential area with 60 villas. The project failed  &  the park was inaugurated with two villas & a fabulous park. On either side of the main entrance there are Hansel-and-Gretel-style houses. The two staircases leads to the columned hall, which was the market of the residential area. In between the staircases is the famous ceramic lizard fountain. The hall consists of 86 columns and walls, ceiling & the famous bank... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2012

Triumphal Arch of Barcelona

Arc de Triomf The Triumphal Arch of Barcelona was the main entrance of the 1888 Universal Exibition. This Neo- Moorish style arch was designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. This reddish brick arch  was decorated with several stone sculptures. The stone bats symbolises modernism & the 12 angels represents  fame. In the middle there is a crown & below it a stone carving which  represents all the Spanish Provinces.  The front frieze was designed by Josep... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2012

The Boqueria Market of Barcelona

Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria Barcelona's Bouqueria market is the largest indoor market in Europe.This is located in the busy street of Las Ramblas. This market was started in 1217 to sell meat. Later they started selling pigs and was popularly known as Mercat Bornet. Then it was renamed as Mercat de la Palla. The expansion began in 1840 under the guidance of the architect Mas Vilà & was inaugurated in 1853. The metal roof was constructed in 1914. Now this colorful & exciting market is... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2012

Barceloneta Beach - Barcelona.

                                Barceloneta Beach Barceloneta beach is one of most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. This 1100m long beach stretches from  Barceloneta to Port Vell . The long avenue parallel to the beach was created in 1753. The sail shaped Hotel Vela (W-Hotel) is quite impressive. The walkway is lined with sea food restaurents ,... [Lire la suite]
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