Places we love because of their madness. In Spain, of course.

29 Aug

We wanted to make a small post about the craziest buildings you can find in our lovely country. But after doing some research…Wow… we cannot name all of them in just ONE post!
Let’s start with the ones we already have shown you here in this blog:

Número Uno: La Ciudad de las Ciencias y de las Artes de Valencia.

What is it: With this “short” name we have one of the most revolutionary buildings in Valencia. The whole city was revitalised with this complex of buildings with an opera house, an oceanographic, museums…

What do we think when we look at it: we think of manatees! or armadillos 🙂

Valencia

Número Dos: Sagrada Familia.

What is it: No mention of Barcelona is complete without la Sagrada Familia Church. We already talked about it on our Gaudí’s post…

What do we think when we look at it: we think about those church-like buildings you do on the beach when playing with wet sand. And we love us some nice beach!!!

Número Tres: Guggenheim Museum.

What is it: With the renovation of Bilbao, Basque country, the old Rías were deeply cleaned and a cultural complex with the Guggenheim Museum as main attraction was opened. We were there during our Road Trip and already told you how amazing Bilbao’s Pintxos were…

What do we think when we look at it: eeeeh nothing? We’re just like: Whoa…What’s this?? hehehe

Número Cuatro: Torre Agbar

What is it: We also mentioned it at another of our road trips. More beautiful at night when it turns on in red and blue shades.

What do we think when we look at it: Better not to let our imagination  fly… 😛

Número Cinco: Park Güell

What is it: For us, the best expression of Gaudí’s Art, even better than La Sagrada Familia. Once conceived as an utopic urbanization, nowadays is a tourist-crowded park. We posted a pic here, when we told you about the magnetic atraction of tourism to Barcelona.

What do we think when we look at it: it totally reminds us of Hansel and Gretel’s Witch House!

With this we’re finished with the known ones…let’s go to those buildings we’ve never told you about.

Número Seis: Auditorio de Tenerife

What is it: the home of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and a great variety of cultural and music events. It has become a major symbol of the Canary Islands.

What do we think when we look at it: We feel like it looks like some kind of sea-ship, more like a white Nautilus

Número Siete: Edificio Mirador, Madrid

What is it: Just some appartment buiding in Madrid. Crazy, isn’t it?

What do we think when we look at it: Tetris!


That’s enough for today, stay tuned for our “Places I’d love to live in—PART TWO”!!

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13 Responses to “Places we love because of their madness. In Spain, of course.”

  1. Animalcouriers August 30, 2012 at 10:19 #

    What a great selection of incredible buildings! Haven’t seen them all yet but do intend to. Of course, they could only be in Spain 😉

    • andrewsmile September 1, 2012 at 12:30 #

      Of course only in Spain! haha. Thanks! I hope you’ve seen at least the ones from Gaudi! And the one from Tenerife! It’s just beautiful!

  2. Touch2Touch August 30, 2012 at 16:30 #

    Nice to see some of my favorites again —
    But I agree, the Parc Guell complex is at the top of the list! The dragon, the Hansel & Gretel house, the cradling curving benches, the pillars supporting the “cave” that friends of ours played in as children —
    Gaudi is the most amazing of all.

    • andrewsmile September 1, 2012 at 12:32 #

      Gaudi is really amazing! As you can see 2 from 7 are his, and because we didn’t mention La Casa Batlló, or La Pedrera! In our next post! Thanks for passing by!

  3. expatchef August 30, 2012 at 18:03 #

    Funny, I had never thought of Sagrada Familia like that, but now that you mention it, that’s exactly how it looks! Great post!

    • andrewsmile September 1, 2012 at 12:34 #

      Yes!!!!!!! Half my life building Sagradas Familias in the beach! Gaudí wasn’t sooo orginal at all 😛

      • expatchef September 1, 2012 at 15:44 #

        Me too….hahahaha!

  4. mariathermann August 30, 2012 at 21:50 #

    Numero Uno rivals the Millennium Centre here in Wales, which looks like a gigantic copper armadillo. Great post. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and liking it.

    • andrewsmile September 1, 2012 at 12:35 #

      Thanks to you for passing by! We will inform us about the Millenium Centre! Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

    • andrewsmile September 1, 2012 at 12:36 #

      How funny! I’ve searched images from it, and I realized I saw it in 2005! Cool!

  5. frenchfry36 October 2, 2012 at 10:27 #

    Spain is a little crazy isn’t it?

    • andrewsmile October 2, 2012 at 10:55 #

      Sometimes!! But I hope you mean it in a nice way! 😛

      • frenchfry36 October 2, 2012 at 12:28 #

        Of course! We loved Spain – and will definitely visit again one day.

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