Prado Gardens, Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Prado Gardens is a historical heritage of Talavera de la Reina surrounding the Basilica which gives them their name. We find a mixture of different European and Arab styles with a predominance of French-style garden. Its design and construction was made in 1864 but obviously there have been renovations and restorations. At the origin the Prado was the meeting place and walk around the city. We notice the Arabic and Moorish influence in the decor with the use of bricks and ceramics from Talavera; for example, in the construction of public toilets, we see that they are of Arabic origin. Among the most important monuments we find the Fountain of the frogs, the Temple of Music, the lake known as the home of ducks where we can see some cages with birds and pheasants; the monument to the mother, among others. In the park Alameda, which is an extension of the Prado Gardens, we can see artistic ceramics bridges. Ceramic is present even in banks.

Tips

In the Temple of Music there are shows during the summer.
You can go by bus from central Madrid.

The Big Wheel of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since September, 1st 2017, the Big Wheel of Montreal has been put into operation. With 60 meters of height; the equivalent of 20 floors, you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the Old Port, the St. Lawrence River and the city. The majority of the cabins (42) have very comfortable seats for 8 people, in ultra-clear tempered glass that will protect you from UV rays and they are air-conditioned in both summer and winter. It was built by a Dutch company, the Dutch Wheel. The site is not yet finished but there will be a bistro, a bar and cafe on site.

Tips

Check the website for the schedule of the year.

There are also VIP cabins and private cabins.

Take both experiences, you will have a very different outlook during the day and night, it’s worth it with or without good weather!

Old Port of Montreal, Bonsecours Basin

Metro Champ-de-mars

Avudo, Montreal, Qebec, Canada

From May, 17th to September 2nd , you can attend a show designed by Daniele Finzi Pasca for the 375th anniversary of Montreal under the name of ‘Avudo’. This is a spectacle that will take you on a journey through time with projections on walls, in the open air that will captivate your attention for 30 minutes. The scenario is mainly on water, there are thirty fountains that will form large images up to 30 meters with a height of 11.50 meters; 94 containers were also used to create this magic show. The history of the river will show you the past of the city. The music, with excellent sound, was created by Maria Bonzanigo and was recorded with the Orchester Métropolitain and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.

Tips

The show takes place from Tuesday to Saturday at 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm. It’s free but you have to get tickets online.

If you pass by the place and there is room, you can also attend but standing because the seats are given with anticipation.

Quai King Edward, Vieux-Port de Montréal