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Floralis Generica

La Floralis Generica is a giant metallic structure created in the form of a flower. It is located in Plaza Naciones Unidas close to Recoleta.

The sculpture was installed in 2001 and was donated by local architect Eduardo Catalano. It has quickly become a well known modern landmark of Buenos Aires making regular appearances on postcards and in guidebooks.

La Floralis Generica is approximately 20 metres in height and contains six metallic petals made of stainless steel and aluminium. The structure is surrounded by a large cascade water fountain which complements the setting.

The structure is fitted with a complex system which allows the sculpture to mimic the actions of a real flowers under sunlight. During the night, the petals of the sculpture are closed. Every morning the petals automatically open and move according to the time of day.

The La Floralis Generica sculpture is also called different names by locals like 'Flor Metallica' and 'Escultura de la Flor' being some.

Why go to La Floralis Generica:

La Floralis Generica is an impressive modern and creative structure, which makes for a great photo opportunity.

It is set in relaxed green surroundings which make for a nice place to relax. The sculpture is located between Recoleta and Palermo Chico and makes for a pleasant stop if you are walking between the two areas.

Did you know …

Eduardo Catelano, also designed the U.S. embassies in Buenos Aires and Pretoria in South Africa. He came out of retirement to design ‘La Floralis Generica’.

Opening Times:

The flower generally opens at approximately 8:00am every morning. However the closing of the flower changes during the season. Usually around 7:00pm in summer and at 4:00pm during winter.

How to get there:

Bus:

Routes 17, 67, 110 - Bus stop at Av. Alvear/ Av. Figueroa Alcorta.

Routes 124, 130 - Bus stop on Av. del Libertador.

Address:

Plaza Naciones Unidas,

Av. Figueroa Alcorta al 2300.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace - Since the reign of Queen Victoria, Buckingham Palace has been the London home of the Reigning Monarch. It was originally a house owned by the Duke of Buckinghamshire but it was converted into a Palace by the architect John Nash.

Inside the Palace there is an assortment of finely decorated rooms. Besides the State Apartments, there is the Throne Room, the State Ballroom and the Audience Room. There is also the Picture gallery which houses the Queen's priceless collection of paintings.

The Palace has a swimming pool as well as it's own cinema. In the outside surround is an exotic garden which is used for Royal Garden Parties. Every year over 50,000 guests are invited to these parties.

The Palace is used for Investitures and Banquets for visiting heads of state. Facing the Mall is the Royal Balcony where the Royal Family gather to be greeted by the people on special state and family occasions.

Why go to Buckingham Palace:

On a visit to Buckingham Palace you get to see the State Apartments and the Royal ballroom laid out as it would be for a State Banquet. You can also visit the Picture Gallery and see priceless works of Art. There are also exquisite marble statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the Guard Room.

Buckingham Palace is open to visitors in the summer months. Access to all the state rooms is only possible in August and September, when the Queen is away on her summer holidays.

An admission fee is required and combo tickets, that gives you access to multiple places including the Royal Mews and Gardens.

The ceremony of the changing of the guard also takes place regularly and is free to see.

Did you know?

In 1982, a petty criminal, Michael Fagan, broke into the Palace and ended up chatting to the Queen in her bedroom.

Opening Times:

State Rooms:

August –September.

Changing of the Guard:

May – August (daily 11.30am).

September – April (alternate days but subject to change).

How to get there:

Underground:

St James`s Park and Victoria Stations are within a 5-10 minute walk of the Palace.

Bus:

Routes 211, 211, C1 and C10 stop along Buckingham Palace Road.

Address:

Buckingham Palace,

London, SW1A 1AA.

Telephone:

020 7766 7321

Website:

www.royal.gov.uk

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the country's most visited attraction. It is still a working harbour and has been since it was first built in the 1880s by Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria. He named the first basin after himself and the second after his mother.

The Waterfront has been regenerated to include shops, restaurants and hotels. It is also the site of the Nelson Mandela Gateway. This is the visitor centre and embarking point for tourists taking the boat trip to Robben Island. Robben Island is Cape Town's version of Alcatraz. Nelson Mandela was among those who have spent time in the prison on the island which is now a tourist attraction in its own right.

Why go to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront:

What is strange about the Waterfront is that there is no single attraction that is world famous, but the combination of shops, restaurants and beautiful natural setting make it worth a visit. With Robben Island being on the to do list of most tourists passing through the V and A Waterfront is necessary anyway. When the weather is good it is a fantastic place to eat and drink while the sun goes down. There is usually a carnival atmosphere and there is plenty shopping on offer. Other attraction include the impressive Two Oceans Aquarium, historic buildings and the South African Maritime Museum, so there should be something to cater for all tastes.

How to get there:

The Waterfront is not far from the Cape Town Convention Centre and the lower parts of the city centre. Otherwise you will need a taxi or a tourist bus. There are also buses from the central train station. If you are driving there is a large car park for the shopping centre.

Opening Times:

The shopping centre is open 09:00 till 21:00 daily. Bars and restaurants usually stay open later.

Nearby:

Robben Island is the big attraction offshore where you can join a tour given by a former prison inmate.

Address:

V&A Waterfront Head Office

Portswood Close

Portswood Ridge

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

Telephone:

+27 (0)21 408 7600

Website:

http://www.waterfront.co.za

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