Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and the highest structure ever built, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the center of the new Downtown Burj Khalifa. This real estate project covers 2 square kilometers. It was inaugurated on January 4th, 2010 in honor of the Emir of Abu Dhabi. The skyscraper measuring 828 meters high and has 160 habitable floors, with architects in charge of the main project: Adrian Smith and Bill Baker. We find residential apartments, offices and the Armani Hotel, a luxury hotel that is part of the company Giorgio Armani S.P.A. from Milan; the hotel has five restaurants and a spa. There are eight escalators and fifty-seven lifts, including the fastest elevator that can reach 40km / h. There is also a large gift shop. You will find pictures of the building with interesting information throughout its walls.

Tips

You can buy tickets to visit it on their site; children under 4 years do not pay and you have two options; during the day you can climb to the 124th floor and after 18:00, you could visit the 124th floor over the 148th floor. It is a privilege place to see the sunset.
Do not be afraid, climb or descent are in just 1 minute and you feel nothing.
Remember to bring your camera because the top view is magnificent !!!

Beto Carrero World, Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Beto Carrero World is a theme park in Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil. It was opened in 1991 by João Batista Sérgio Murad, better known as Beto Carrero; an artist playing a cowboy role. It began with a giant wheel and improvised shows under circus tents. Today it is considered the largest theme park in Latin America; an entertainment complex with rides, daily shows and a zoo. The park has seven different zones depending on the thematization. There is a motocross track, a go-kart track, a bowling alley, shops and restaurants. Among the attractions we find the Castle of Nations located at the entrance; being the largest building in the complex; the Carrousel, a 4d cinema, the place of events, several wheels from where you can have a beautiful view of the park and the region, a German city paying tribute to the German immigration of the province, an island of pirates, the tower of horror, a Russian mountain that reaches 50 meters in height and reaches 90 km / hour, etc. There is also a section that was realized with the collaboration of the company Dream Works with the style of the film Madagascar.

Tips

It is adequate to spend a minimum of 2 or 3 days in a local hotel if you want to visit several attractions. The park is too big to be able to cover it in one day.

If you only have one day, it would be better to get information before managing your time with the attractions you want to do, especially if you are going with children.

Consider that the climate of the area is usually hot so drink plenty of water, bring your sunglasses and sunscreen.

 

Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands Archipelago, Alexandria, New York, USA

Boldt Castle is located on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands Archipelago on the St. Lawrence River, along the northern border of the State of New York, in Alexandria. This is a very important and known touristic place. Millionaire George Boldt, general manager of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and manager of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, and his family, used to stay in a cottage in the area near Wellesley Island. He loved the region very much and decided to build a castle for his beloved wife; Louise. The Boldt family asked to the GW & WD Hewitt architectural firm to build a sumptuous 6-storey castle with Italian gardens, tennis courts, golf courses, stables, a polo field and other four buildings on Heart Island with a yacht shelter on a neighboring island which they owned as well. He wanted to give this monument to his wife for Valentine’s Day but unfortunately she died in 1904 because of heart problems. After the tragedy, the millionaire decided to stop everything … After 73 years, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority bought Heart Island and the nearby yacht shelter in 1977 for one dollar, with the agreement that all revenues from the operation of the castle would be reserved for the restoration. The site followed improvements for several years and the original construction was also improved with marble, a dome of stained glass windows and the woodwork of the grand staircase; contemporary innovations that have embellished even more the castle. Most of the rooms are furnished with contemporary objects. In the unfurnished rooms of the castle there are exhibits showing images and objects made in the archipelago of the Thousand Islands at the time when the Boldt lived there. The bridge that connects the two banks can be lifted and lowered as required.

Tips

The castle can be visited with a fee in US dollar with a very good exchange rate for the Canadians. The price includes the shuttle transfer to the quay of the family ships, where 4 boats that belong to them are in demonstration.

It is accessible by ferry or tourist boat from Alexandria Bay or Gananoque, Rockport or Ivy Lea, all three in Ontario.

You must pass the US Customs and Border Protection office so you must provide proper identification.