With over 36,000 locations all over the globe, it’s safe to say that McDonald’s is easily one of the most recognizable buildings you’ll find. While they don’t have a “standard” look to their buildings and interiors, you can be sure that you’ll find the Golden Arches, their latest celebrity endorser, and whatever branding material they’re using at the time.
But even though these are common themes in each McDonald’s venue, you might be surprised that they still manage to fit perfectly into these stores that, at first glance, you wouldn’t think housed a McDonald’s inside!
1. Bray, Ireland
If da Vinci, Elizabeth I, and Shakespeare were looking to chow down on some nuggets, this is what their Mickey D’s would look like. Yes, even their interiors are reminiscent of rustic Irish pubs!
2. Kristiansand, Norway
Even though most Scandinavian architecture are sleek and minimalist, they decided to go with some intricate moulding for this McDonald’s.
3. Budapest, Hungary
While this building used to be a train station, McDonald’s decided to house one of their stores within to give guests that old world feel with some new world food!
4. Madrid, Spain
Possibly the most lavish McDonald’s store out there, this one in Madrid even has marble walls, chandeliers, and real potato wedges instead of fries!
5. Lanarca, Cyprus
Who says McDonald’s can’t be a tropical paradise?! This store in Lanarca gives you a glorious beach-side view.
6. Negev Desert, Israel
Yes, there’s a McDonald’s in the middle of the desert. We’re sure their refreshing drinks and sundaes will taste ten times more delicious!
7. Sedona, Arizona, USA
Their logo is a pair of cool blue arches amid a bright adobe building. It’s jarring, bold, and undeniably iconic.
8. Dallas, Texas
Never drive through this McDonald’s when you’re with kids because they’ll be begging you to take them to this giant Happy Meal box!
9. Batumi, Georgia
Then there’s this architecture marvel made of 460 glass panels! If you’re a McDonald’s enthusiast, you simply have to pay this store a visit!
10. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
If you need proof of how widespread McDonald’s is, even Guantanamo Bay has one! This sole McDonald’s store in Cuba is only accessible to the bay’s personnel, though.
Just because McDonald’s is cheap and easily accessible, doesn’t mean they don’t go out of their way to ensure their guests have a lavish experience alongside their Big Mac and McFlurry.
What’s the most iconic McDonald’s store in your hometown? Share them with us below!
Take a Look at the Biggest Swimming Pool in the World
Want to take dip in the world’s biggest pool? Then head on over to the Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile.
Have you ever gone to the pool and thought, "Hey, I wish more people could fit into this." Well apparently, the creators of the Alfonso del Mar resort had the same idea and decided to construct a pool large enough to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
This is the world's largest swimming pool.
It's found in the Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile.
Archaeologists Discover Two Mayan Pyramids Inside a Pyramid!
Apparently, the Mayans have mastered the art of pyramid-ception.
Archaeologists are astounded when they discovered a pyramid within a pyramid, which is also inside a pyramid! The layers of pyramids, known as El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulcan in Chichén Itzá, Mexico.
The first pyramid within the larger exterior pyramid was discovered by US archaeologists in the 1930s, but they had no idea about the pyramid within it!
This diagram shows how the first two pyramids fit into each other.
13 Stylish New Hotels You’ll Never Want to Leave!
Looking for a hotel to stay in the next time you travel? Take your cue from the World Architecture Festival’s nominees for the best hotel and leisure buildings!
When travelling to a distant land, what type of hotel are you looking forward to stay in? Are you just looking for a hostel where you can rest for the evening, or are you looking for a place that will give you the full pampering treatment? Or perhaps you're like one of the judges at the World Architecture Festival where you're searching for a beautifully-made building that will inspire future architecture projects?
Every year, the World Architecture Festival holds an event wherein they celebrate and award the most inspiring and innovative projects in the world of architecture. This year, there were 13 new "Hotels and Leisure" buildings in the list and one highly deserving winner, which was announced in Berlin last November.
Here are the 13 nominees you might want to visit the next time you're travelling.
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