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EuroVegas, Barcelona World and Ferrari Park

11 Sep

Three big proyects are being planned in Spain this week, which will turn upside down the spanish tourist and leisure scenario.

 

EuroVegas

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson announced the decision to choose Madrid over Barcelona for the multi-billion dollar gambling resort project “EuroVegas”.

This gambling complex would have 36.000 rooms and is supposed to be Europe’s biggest gambling spot, which obviously is a very interesting proposition. However, the American businessman announced that Las Vegas Sands was only willing to finance 35% of the multibillion-euro resort, and that it would demand certain changes in local planning laws.

We can’t wait for the following films to come as “Fear and loathing in Madrid”, “What happens in Madrid…” or even “Hangover: Madrid Edition”.

This image is from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, a similar proyect from “Las Vegas Sands Corp.

 

But Barcelona also wanted his candy!

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Places we love because of their madness. Part II.

2 Sep

Let’s finish the previous post with more of the craziest buildings ever built in spain.

Número Ocho: Ariane 5 at Sevilla’s Expo.

What is it: The Expo Sevilla 92 changed Sevilla completely. Sevilla has always been a traditional city and the Expo opened it to the world. Lots of beatiful buildings are still at the old Expo’s terrains, one of them this Ariane 5 exact copy. There’s no need to go to Cape Kennedy to see rockets!

What do we think when we look at it: ehm… the Ariane 5?

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Número Nueve: Hungary’s pavilion at Sevilla.

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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 🙂

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Número Dos: Sagrada Familia.

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When Valencia turns into a F1 Circuit.

21 Jun

Yesterday we were reading our friend’s Lucía awesome blog dedicated to the F1, and we discovered a vast F1-world which was unknown for us.

Even though we sometimes think F1 is just driving in circles for a long long long time, lots of people love it. Bets for F1 reach the astronomic levels of 650 Million Euros…and we are only speaking about figures from Spain, we don’t want to even imagine how high can it be worldwide…

This weekend takes place the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia so we’re taking a closer look to this F1-fever.

Where?

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So long and thanks for all the fish (A dolphin’s Tale)

5 Jun

One of our All-time-favourite songs is ‘So long and thanks for all the fish’. We discover it in the opening of “A hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” (best part of the movie from far). This marvelous song tell us the terrible story of how dolphins fleed from planet Earth because of an upcoming crisis.

Everyday we read at the newspapers lots of bad news of spanish financial situation, and our great fear is that dolphins leave us too!!. That would be just too bad.

Sing with us!:

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Las Fallas

20 Dec

The Falles (Valencian: [ˈfaʎes], sing. FallaSpanishFallas) is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in Valencia, Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations inspired in the original one from the city of Valencia.

Each neighbourhood of the city has an organized group of people, the Casal faller, that works all year long holding fundraising parties and dinners, usually featuring the famous specialty paella. Each casal faller produces a construction known as a falla which is eventually burnt. Acasal faller is also known as a comissió fallera.

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