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September 27th, 2013 in Travel spots
How will La Sagrada Familia look like when finished in 2026?

Construction of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia began in 1882. 131 years later, the basilica is still under construction and according to its current architect Jordi Faulí, the building will be finished in 2026.

Since the last century, 9 different architects have been in charge of Sagrada Familia’s construction, and they have all completed just 65% of Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Now thanks to a 3D infographic animation provided by the Sagrada Familia Foundation we can know how the temple will look like when finished in 2026.

The most stunning tower (that has still to be built), is the central one, and will be 170 meters tall, becoming the tallest building in Barcelona. Also, according to the plan, in 2026 we will be able to admire 18 towers, which will rise over 100 meters. (Today just eight of the eighteen intended towers have been built).

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July 4th, 2013 in Travel spots
Feeling like Alice in Wonderland?

If you’ve always wanted to run through a hedge maze just like Alice in Wonderland and you’re planning to visit Barcelona, Laberint d’Horta park will make your day.

This park, built in 1791 and mostly visited by locals, hosts a giant hedge maze, made up of 750 metres of cypress trees. In the center of the maze you will find a little Eros statue surrounded by 7 different gates; only 2 of them will get you to the exit.

But the famous maze it’s not the only element worth the visit. Laberint d’Horta is the oldest park in the city, and has other magnificent spots such as a romantic artificial lake, a cemetery, neoclassical buildings, Italian fountains, springs and pools all of it surrounded by a large area of Mediterranean forest. The park was officially opened to the public in 1971 by the City Council and was restored in 1994, and it’s actually one of the most special parks in Barcelona, mostly unknown by the tourists.

Beware, there’s a limitation with the number of people visiting this place in order to preserve the environment; just 750 persons at the same time can go inside the park.

And remember, if you ever get lost in the maze you can always follow the Eros statue (located in the center of the maze) or use your Wifivox pocket wifi for easy escape solutions!

How to arrive: The park is located in the upper part of Barcelona. Just stop at the Mundet metro station and walk 5 minutes until you reach Germans Desvalls street (see map).

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June 21st, 2013 in Travel spots
A beach without sea?

Can you imagine a little sand beach from where it’s impossible to sight the sea and which is 100 metres away from the sea shoreline? This weird beach exists and can be found near Naves (Asturias). It’s name is Gulpiyuri and is one of the most amazing inland beaches in the world.

How does the Cantabrian sea water arrive to Gulpiyuri’s beach? And most of all, why does it have waves just as any other beach in the world?

It appears that the salt waters of the Cantabrian sea have been carving a series of underground tunnels during millions of years. These tunnels feed Gulpiyuri’s beach with transparent water and charming waves. The sea comes in and out here with the tides, so when we have high tides tourists can swim in one of the most outstanding beaches in the world.

The beach is located in the middle of a grassy meadow so although you don’t have seaside views, you can enjoy the typical Asturias green sights while you sunbathe on this 40 metres beach. In the following link you will enjoy of a 360º view of Gulpiyuri’s beach and its exceptional location:

Gulpiyuri’s beach 360º view

One of the best ways to arrive to Gulpiyuri’s beach is by taking the coastal pathway from the beach of San Antolín in Niembro. You will end in the “top” of the beach and enjoy of a stunning view of the beach without sea.

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June 11th, 2013 in Travel spots
The shortest street in Barcelona

Carrer de l’Anisadeta, measuring just 6 meters from the corner to the edge of the Santa Maria square, is the shortest street in Barcelona.

If you’ve ever visited Barcelona you may have walked through this street on countless occasions without being aware it was even a street. This little alley connects the famous Santa Maria square with Canvis Vells street, and thousands of tourists walk through it every day on their way to the Barceloneta area.

In just a few meters this street hosts 3 nameplates, 3 bollards, 3 trash bins and a tenant: the restaurant La Vinya del Senyor, which has a side access here (the main door is located in the square).

The Anisadeta street also has some history behind. The port workers had a small table installed on this street with anise and water. When their work shift ended they came here and manufactured a drink called Anisadeta (a mix of anise and water), which ended up giving name to the street.

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