Meet Me at the Corner of Super Mario Street and Zelda Ave

I always knew there was something special about Zaragoza, Spain. My family did a big Spain trip one summer and we visited most major cities in the country. For some bizarre reason, my favorite was Zaragoza, though I couldn’t point to a single reason why. It didn’t have anything that specifically made it unique, and it’s probably one of the least touristy cities in all of Spain. But something rubbed me the right way.

Maybe it’s just some kind of positive geek energy. As Terra reports:

Avenida de Super Mario Bros become a known street name to residents of the new neighborhood of Arcosur, located in Zaragoza, Spain.

A dozen of the development’s streets will be named for video games, future boulevards in the community will be named after Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders and The Legend of Zelda, reported by CNN.The name was chosen by residents in an online poll – and it isn’t the only gaming-themed name which won out.

The government-sponsored Arcosur project aims to build more than 21,000 residences for people ages 20 to 35 who are buying their first homes. Make you think that these residents grew up part of the Generation of video games.

According to reports other streets will be named after musicians and monuments, and it seems not all have yet to be decided. Avenida de Super Mario Bros itself will reach nearly a kilometer in length and have several hundreds of houses on it.

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2 Responses

  1. Rachel says:

    Good call! As a child “summering” in OC, NJ, I will never forget that our yearly rental was on Simpson Street. Clearly a property at Zelda Place is much cooler, but the awesomeness of being associated with childhood favorites will never allude us 25 to 40 year olds… D’oh!

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