Barcelona Zoo – Ciutadella Park, Barcelona

Filed Under (Europe) by ariV on 18-11-2010

Tagged Under : , , , , , , , , Barcelona Zoo is one of the top attractions in the city for children and adults alike. Located in Ciutadella Park, the zoo in Barcelona Spain is home to a variety of fascinating animals including African elephants, chimpanzees, pandas, hippos, and cheetahs.

Founded in 1892, the Barcelona Zoo is both one of the world’s oldest and one of its most modern zoos. To get here, head for Ciutadella Park and follow signs to the zoo.

Casa Mila Barcelona

Filed Under (Europe) by admin on 03-12-2008

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Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí challenge to the rigid geometry in the development of Casa Mila, Barcelona. Casa Mila in Barcelona this house with a touch of fantasy. Corrugated walls seem to volnistym and comic series of chimney stacks dance around the roof. “The straight line belongs to the people, the curve to God,” said Gaudi.

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The Mezquita

Filed Under (Europe) by admin on 13-10-2008

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Mosque (in Spanish “mosque” in Arabic مسجد “Masjid”) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cordoba, Spain. It was originally designed as a warehouse / temple / lighthouse. Later, he became the second largest mosque in the world.

Construction of the mosque began in about the sixth century after Christ as Christian church Visigoths. Later, Mezquita (Mosque originally Aljama) was more than two centuries to restore the mosque in 784 AD, under the leadership of the first Muslim Emir Abd ar-Rahman I, which uses it as a supplement to his palace and named in honor of his wife . Land was purchased the Amir of the previous owners. It is anticipated that the Visigoths site includes the Cathedral of San Vicente. If the forces of Tariq ibn Ziyad first occupied Cordoba in the year 711, Christian cathedral was suppressed.

Several explanations have been proposed to explain the unorthodox indication of the mosque. Some believe that Mihrab faces south, because the foundation of the mosque, were from the ancient Romans and Visigoths building. Others argue that Abd al-Rahman Mihrab sent to the south, as if he was still in the Ummayyad capital of Damascus, not in exile.

Canary Islands, Tenerife

Filed Under (Europe) by admin on 14-08-2008

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Canary Islands

Sitting next to the equator, the Canary Islands offer visitors a year, a stable climate. Tenerife is the largest component of the Canary Islands (islands are part of Spain). Artificial reefs bunkers its beaches. Weather almost perfect, ranging from 68 F (20 C) to 77 F (25 C), with water temperatures of 66 F (19 C) to 72 F (22 C). Impressive, the island receives less than 30 days of rain a year. Avoid holidays, if they do not like the masses, in May and November are the slower months.