Presentation of New Dragon Barrina at Festival of Vilanova i la Geltru

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Festival of Vilanova i la Geltru is a celebration of the Virgin of les Neus, the patron saint of the city and kicks of in amazing style with the breathtaking Correfoc. There is an awe inspiring procession of both fire breathing dragons and demons wielding torches. It winds its way throughout the city amongst the thousands of spectators.

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Battle of Flowers – Legendary Fiesta in Valencia

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The first July Fair was held in Valencia in Valencia in 1871 and lasted for just few days in 2015. More than a million marigolds fly through the air at the traditional Battle of the Flowers. Elaborately decorated floats pass up and down the Paseo de la Alameda in the city centre, as crowds throw flowers at their occupants. They in turn attempt to defend themselves with tennis rackets and other improvised shields , whilst returning fire with more orange and yellow blossoms.

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Theme Park – Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Six Flags Magic Mountain is well known for world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions. It offers the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides like Full Throttle, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, the world’s tallest vertical drop ride, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight, a spinning coaster on a zigzag pattern track, Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster on Earth. The fastest coaster can reach up to 100 mph, making it one of the fastest in North America. One of these rides has a vertical drop of 415 feet, which is one of the steepest roller coaster drops in North America. That is more than 20 stories of free fall.

Full Price Tickets:

General Admission $67.99
Children Under 48″ $42.99
Children 2 & Under FREE

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The Umbracle in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

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The Umbracle includes numerous sculptures surrounded by nature and was designed as an entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is one of Calatrava’s more interesting works. This place features allow visitors to take a stroll in the gardens where you can see native mediterranean vegetation and plant species of the city of Valencia such as cistus, lentisk, rosemary, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm trees … It is located on the southern side of the complex. It is 320 meters (1,050 ft) long and 60 meters (197 ft) wide. Umbracle is also hosting the largest exhibitions in Europe.

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Palace of the Arts Looks like Space Ship

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Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.

Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)

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