There are a lot of weird and at the same time astonishing buildings in the world. Dubai for instance boasts of its rotating skyscraper, on a suburban street in Oxfordshire in England there is a house with a figure of a huge white shark plunged through the roof of the house, Germany has an upside down house, Suweon in Korea – a toilet-shaped house. And Spain is not an exception it also has something to boast of:
Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)
Sagrada Familia is a massive Roman Catholic basilica located in Barcelona. The construction began in 1882 and still continuous. One of the 10 Famous Spaniards, Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi worked on this project for more than 40 years, but unfortunately will never see the result of his work. The church is included in the UNESCO World heritage list.
Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)
Guggenheim museum represents a spectacular curvy structure made of titanium and glass. It lies alongside the Nervion River and offers a stunning view. The curves are designed randomly to catch the light. The museum itself consists of several connected buildings and is mostly devoted to modern art. It houses permanent and visiting exhibitions of Spanish and international artists. The museum complex can be seen in the James Bond movie “The World is not enough”.
Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)
Park Guell is the very popular Gaudi’s masterpiece. The Mind House located in Park Guell is claimed to be in the list of top 10 creative buildings in the world. The house looks like the one from fairy-tales; it has three floors and the attic. The Mind House is currently a museum exhibiting Gaudi’s personal property, sketches of projects he didn’t have time to implement, and furniture, designed by him for the Guell Palace, Calvet and Batlló House.
The Park itself was commissioned by Guell and it was supposed to be the private garden with mansions. But the project didn’t work out because of the location of the park. For people who wanted to live in Barcelona, the park was too far from the center and for those wanted to live outside of Barcelona it was too close. That’s why Guell’s decided to sell it to city authorities, who opened the park to the public.
Valencia Opera House
Valencia futuristic Opera House resembles the giant helmet from concrete and steel sparkling in sunlight. It is the largest Opera House in Europe with a seating capacity of more than 4 000 and only the Sydney Opera surpasses this number. The opera house consists from three different halls: one for the main performances, the other one for children’s and the third one if amphitheater for special music events. The Opera House covers an area of 87,000 square meters with 10,000 square meters pool surrounding it. This truly architectural masterpiece in Valencia has earned an international fame staging live performances on a grand scale.
Rafael Arozarena High School (La Orotava, Spain)
The school is located close to the historic center of La Orotava and perfectly suits the urban area around. Designed in “chameleon-like” tones this high school will make you feel ashamed of yours.