Famous Gothic buildings
  "...A man who was not specially interested in the history of Prague architecture, is unlikely to recognize these buildings. I will not mystify, they do not exist. More precisely,…

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Gothic house Poland
Gothic houses in Poland. The house of Nicholas of Kopernika, Torun (Toruń,. Torn). A beautiful example of Polish residential (not religious) Gothic 15th century Faceted (Episcopal) chamber in the Novgorod…

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Riddles Zimbabwe

Riddles Zimbabwe

Ruins of giant stone structures in the area of the rivers Zambezi and Limpopo are still a mystery to scientists. Information about them was received in the XVI century from the Portuguese traders who visited the coastal areas of Africa in search of gold, slaves and ivory.

Many believed then that it was the biblical land of Ophir, where he was in his time the gold mines of king Solomon.

MYSTERIOUS AFRICAN RUINS

Portuguese traders heard about the huge stone houses of the Africans arriving to the coast for the purpose of exchange of goods from interior regions of the continent. But only in the nineteenth century, Europeans finally saw the mysterious structure. According to some sources, first discovered the ruins of a mysterious traveler and a hunter of elephants Adam Render, but more often their discovery is credited to the German geologist Karl Mouhu.

This scientist often heard from Africans about the giant stone structures are not investigated in areas North of the Limpopo river. No one knew when and by whom they were built, and a German scientist decided to go on a perilous journey to the mysterious ruins.

In 1867 Mauch found an ancient country and saw a complex of buildings, later called the Great Zimbabwe (in the language of the local tribe, the Shona word “Zimbabwe” meant Continue reading

Palma the Cathedral of Santa Maria (La seu)

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La seu (La Seu) – as the locals referred to as Mallorca Cathedral Santa Maria Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca) . The current Cathedral is the Episcopal Church of Palma de Mallorca . This huge Gothic Church located in the southern part of Palm trees near the coast, often used by tourists as a landmark in the city. The two main tall towers of the facade are visible from afar. Between the towers is a large but graceful statue of the virgin Mary. Considering the building of the Cathedral among the statues and bas-reliefs you can find a lot of interesting and mysterious characters.

In 1931 the Cathedral of Santa Maria was declared a historical-artistic monument. This is one of the largest sites of Gothic architecture in southern Europe and the most famous landmark of Mallorca .

The history of the Cathedral begins in the distant XIII century. The king of Aragon James I the Conqueror during his military campaign was caught in a violent storm at sea. The storm was so severe that the king, frightened, began to pray to the virgin Mary for salvation. Jaime swore that if you live and conquer the island, build a big Church in honour of the virgin Mary. The storm spared the ships Jaime, and after the conquest the king ordered to rebuild the old mosque Continue reading

Magnificent Church buildings
Monumental architectural gems, inspired by the faith of the people, can be found around the world. Some of the most impressive churches and cathedrals decorate your location for hundreds of…

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Barcelona
1. Magic fountain One of the most beautiful places in the evening in Barcelona is the Magic fountain (cat. Font màgica de Montjuïc), which is also called fountain of Montjuic…

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