The pearl of the Mediterranean opens its doors for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Barcelona in all its glory. You have a unique opportunity to reflect on the past, having made with us a fascinating walk through the oldest part of Barcelona – Gothic quarter .
Located in the heart of the Old town, this unique preserved in its integrity the medieval quarter will tell us about its 2000-year history of the Catalan capital. The era of the Roman colony of Barcino, preserved in the ancient ruins of the fortress walls, aqueduct and remains of the temple of Augustus, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, the invasion of the Moors, the Golden age of the Barcelona County consisting of the crown of Aragon in the Middle ages and its subsequent sunset in modern times, the historical transformation of the city in the twentieth century – on this and many other things will be the story for our exciting route. Our journey into the history of the city would not be complete without details such as old urban legends, stories of local saints, the daily life of the inhabitants of medieval Barcelona.
The starting point of our walk is the Central building of the Gothic quarter – Cathedral of the Holy cross and Saint Eulalia . the patron of the city. Like a precious casket, sealed Gothic façade, the Cathedral reveal its treasures: 26 luxurious in the decoration of the chapels with tombs Continue reading
In the Church of Sophia, standing without singing, this silent temple current travellers see or hear a Symphony, and not even the Symphony and the Oratorio, says p. P. Gnedich,” which has affected all the power, all the power of Architecture. What must have felt ambassadors are seekers of beauty – Vladimir, beholding the Church with a mosaic like painting ethereal, animate the service, elaborated over five centuries, i.e. in Sophia the wisdom of God, seeing and hearing the connection of all the arts, feeling and understanding of dogmatic wisdom is not dry in abstract words but expressed in all artistic ways, means. This aesthetic theology.
Arch, over which was powerless polutoratysyachnogo earthquake – “he is drawn to his boundless height and at the same time, it is felt that this roof is close to what he was, over you. It is not the desire in the infinite sky, the sky in otherworldly Gothic towers, – no, here the sky seems to be in the temple and the temple itself. already the run-up to the heavenly Palace.” In the gloom of the Gothic churches – too much of gloom and mystery. all reminiscent of the Dies irae, i.e. the resurrection of wrath and darkly sinister motives De profundism set up on the expectation of punishment and the torment or torturing contemplation. “Orthodoxy requires primarily light (knowledge), clarity, certainty, requires Continue reading
Arrival at the airport. Moving to Cologne. A pilgrimage to the relics of the Magi – wise men from the East. A prayer before the reliquary of the Magi in the Cathedral in the name of the Apostle Peter. Examination of the unique beauty of stained glass, donated to the Cathedral by king Ludwig the Bavarian and of the ark, which is a piece of jewelry. The story of how wise men from the East connected with the former Hanseatic trading city. Walk through the historic center of Cologne: the Rhine promenade, Salt street ancient mikvah and excavations from the Roman period. Transfer at Aachen – the town of Charlemagne. Thematic tour “Aachen – the third Rome”. The prayer at the ark with the great Aachen relics: the robe of the blessed virgin, the swaddling clothes of the infant Christ, by Plato from the beheading of John the Baptist. See the famous mosaics of Aachen Cathedral, patterned ravenskih, visit to the residence of king Charlemagne and the city hall. Free time. Those interested can visit the Bishop Museum. The Museum retained the Belt of the virgin. There you can see masterpieces of medieval religious art, medieval life, as well as the horn of Roland, the cross of Lothar and many others (cost of attendance