Have you ever heard of the Castell dels Tres Dragons (Castle of the Three Dragons) in Barcelona? This beautiful building is located in Barcelona’s green lung, Ciutadella Park in Eixample.
The castle is one of the earliest and most important examples of Modernisme Català (Catalan Art Nouveau), a fascinating architectural style that emerged between 1885 and 1920. Catalan Modernisme is part of the Art Nouveau movement which was in fashion throughout Europe however, Catalonia retains its own unique character thanks to Modernisme’s use of elements borrowed from nature. This style is particularly evident in the work of Antoni Gaudí famous for designing the stunning Sagrada Familia Basilica and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
What little girl has never dreamed about Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty? And what little boy has never wanted to be like Hercules with his super strength or Aladdin so they can save lovely Princess Jasmin? So make their dreams come true and take a little trip to Paris for an enjoyable and unforgettable day in Disneyland. But first, here are a few fun facts about this magical park in the City of Light.
Did you know?
- Michael Eisner, the director of this famous park changed the name from Euro Disney to Disneyland Paris due to the fact that the word euro is largely associated with politics and bureaucracy by most French people.
If you enjoyed top views in Rio then you’ll be pleased to know that there is more to come. Rio de Janeiro has further places where you can enjoy stunning views of the city from way up high. So, take a look at the second instalment of top views in Rio de Janeiro and see what else there is to discover in the Marvelous City. Enjoy!