The fourth season of La Casa de Papel is now available on Netflix. We continue to talk about the cities of the production that inspired the names of the characters in our third part of the special. See also the part 1 and part 2.
Warning: Contains spoilers in the following list.
Area: 100.05 km²
Main tourist attractions: Belém Tower, Praça do Comércio, Santa Justa elevator, discoveries pattern, Navy Museum, Lisbon Oceanarium.
We start with Inspector Murillo, who when changing sides in the assault, called himself as Lisbon, and became an important ally of the team.
The Portuguese capital is considered a global city due to its importance in financial, commercial, media, artistic, educational and tourist aspects. It is one of the main economic centers on the European continent, thanks to increasing financial progress favored by the largest container port on Europe's Atlantic coast and more recently by Humberto Delgado Airport, which receives more than 20 million passengers annually.
The city, which was part of the Roman empire, has a structure rich in history and tells this through its classic architecture in several buildings in the city.
Lisbon also draws the attention of several tourists due to its coastal climate, and welcoming manner. Spring has temperatures ranging from cool to hot (from 8 ° C to 26 ° C) with sunshine and some rain. Summer is, in general, hot and dry and temperatures between 16 ° C to 35 ° C. Autumn is mild and unstable, with temperatures between 12 ° C and 27 ° C and winter is typically rainy and cool, also with some sun).
The Portuguese capital is constantly recognized as one of the best cities in the world, a statement confirmed by “Lonely Planet Guides”, who named Lisbon as one of the 10 best cities in the world.
Curiosity: Vasco da Gama bridge was opened on April 4, 1998 and is the longest bridge in Europe, with 17.2 km (12,345 meters of viaducts and 4840 meters of access), of which 10 are over the waters of the Tagus estuary .
Area: 1,635.75 km²
Main tourist attractions: José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden, Quinta de Bolívar, National Astronomical Observatory, Bogota Planetarium, Maloka, Metropolitan Viewpoint of Torre Colpatria.
The character played by Hovik Keuchkerian it appeared in the third season and at the beginning it didn't have much prominence among the main ones, however the current year has had a huge turn in its arc and personality. The city that the character represents deserves a huge highlight, the second South American representative next to Rio.
Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538 by the Spanish conqueror Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a difficult expedition in the Andes to conquer the muísca, the native inhabitants of the region who called the place where Bogotá was founded, Bacatá. After the Battle of Boyacá on August 7, 1819, the city became the capital of the independent nation of Great Colombia. Since the independence of the Viceroyalty of New Granada from the Spanish Empire and during the formation of present-day Colombia, Bogotá has remained the capital of this territory.
The city's airport, El Dorado International Airport, honored with the mythical El Dorado, handles the largest cargo volume in Latin America and is the third in number of passengers.
Bogotá is characterized by having a wide system of parks that are integrated by a set of corridors for pedestrians and cyclists. These are combined in harmony with the squares, squares, wetlands and alleys to give the city an emblematic character. The District of Bogotá has more than 1,000 urban parks registered.
Curiosity: During the first half of the 20th century, the city was called South American Athens, due to its libraries, universities and its cult of language.
Area: 158 km²
Main tourist attractions: Porta Nova, Norman palace, Massimo theater, Capuchin catacombs, Quattro Canti.
Another character that appeared in the third season was Palermo, this one with more prominence than Bogotá. Despite showing up only in season 3, Palermo was an old friend of the teacher and his brother Berlin.
The strategist adopted the name of the capital of the Metropolitan City of Palermo and the Sicilian Region, being the largest city on the island of Sicily. It is located on the north coast of the island, extending over an area of 158 km².
In 734 BC the Phoenicians from Tire created a commercial community on the site (while the Sículos, the oldest inhabitants of the island, occupied the eastern part of it) and called it Zyz, flower. Between the 8th and 6th centuries BC the Greeks colonized the island and gave the city the name Panormos. It remained a Phoenician city until the first Punic war (264-241 BC) when Sicily was conquered by the Romans.
UNESCO registered Palermo as a World Heritage Site because “it is an example of sociocultural syncretism between Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures on the island that generated new concepts of space, structure and decoration. For, it bears witness to the fruitful coexistence of people from different origins and religions ”.
Curiosity: Palermo became famous worldwide for being considered the birthplace of the criminal organization Cosa Nostra (also called Mafia only).
Area: 459 km²
Main tourist attractions: Royal Palace, Riddarholmskyrkan Church, Drottningholms Theater, Gamla Stan, Norrmalmstorg Square, Gröna Lund.
Mónica Gaztambide, as well as Inspector Murillo, joins the group during the assault, the employee played by Esther Acebo, she is an employee of the Spanish mint, and she is presented to us as an employee who has an affair with Arturo Román, and in this presentation we find out that she is expecting a child from her lover.
The character is codenamed after falling in love with Denver, referring to Stockholm syndrome, a particular psychological state in which a person, subjected to a prolonged period of intimidation, starts to have sympathy and even love or friendship towards his aggressor.
But before that, Stockholm was already the capital of Sweden. Its location, centered on 19 islands and islets (at the junction of Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea) together with the surrounding continental area (belonging to the provinces of Uppland and Södermanland), has been historically important. Since the Swedish capital is located on islands known for their beauty, the city is a destination for tourists from all over the world, having been dubbed in the last few years “Venice of the North”. Stockholm is known for its extremely well preserved buildings and monuments, its wooded parks, its rich cultural and gastronomic life, and the gigantic quality of life it offers its residents.
The city of Stockholm has an extensive public transport system. It consists of the Stockholm Metro; three regional or suburban rail systems: City train (Pendeltåg), Roslagsbanan and Saltsjöbanan; a large number of bus lines and a ferry line in the city. The entire public transport sector in the city of Stockholm, with the exception of airport buses, is organized by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. For the operation and maintenance of public transport services, several contractors are delegated. The boat traffic of the archipelago is handled by the Waxholmsbolaget.
The city of Stockholm is known for its good cuisine. Due to immigration, the city has all kinds of food, coming from a world scale, such as American fast food and typical foods from Asia, Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Scandinavia, among other genres.
Area: 240.62 km²
Main tourist attractions: Old port of Marseille, castle of If, Calanques of Marseille, cathedral of Marseille, Palace Longchamp, MuCEM.
Another character who joined the team in the third season and has now gained enormous prominence, becoming a fundamental part of the plans devised by Teacher.
The city is the second most populous city in France and the oldest French city. Located in the former province of Provence and on the Mediterranean coast, it is the largest commercial port in the country.
The vast majority of Marseilles come from waves of immigrants that arrived in the port in the beginning of the 19th century until the second half of the 20th century. Like Italians, Spaniards, Armenians, Greeks, Russians and Jews, mainly Italians. Much more recently Arabs, Comorians and North Africans. Approximately 25 percent of the population of Marseille is of North African origin, mostly Algerians and Moroccans. The Jewish community is also the third largest in Europe.
Marseille is a cultural city, and in fact the city was elected European Capital of Culture 2013. Marseille is also considered the city of art and history. France's national anthem, La Marseillaise, is named after the revolutionary troops of Marseille.
Curiosity: The most popular tarot deck in the world comes from Marseille. It is called “Tarot de Marseille” and was used to play the local variant of tarocchi, before being used in cartomancy.