Barcelona is a city and port in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean sea, in the rivers besos and Llobregat.
The administrative center of Catalonia and of the province. After Madrid the second largest in the country.
A population of 1.8 million people (1968, according to the census; 1081,2 thousand people in 1940; 1280,2 thousand people in 1950; 1538,7 thousand people in 1960).
The area of the urban district of Barcelona, around 10 thousand hectares.
Barcelona – the Catalan capital, a city that is impossible to forget, having been here at least once. Various styles and epochs are mixed in diverse and unique architecture of this world famous city. In the centre is the famous, full of proud antiquity, Barrio Gotico – the Gothic quarter, the highest point of which is the Acropolis of Barcelona, here there is the Cathedral, which was built over six centuries. To the North-East Gate of the World, dissecting the old town, stretches the famous Boulevard La Rambla . which absorbed all charm, grandeur and immortality of Barcelona’s soul. Here in art school I studied Pablo Picasso, the Catalans Joan Miro, Bunuel and Antonio gaudí, a brilliant architect who never in his life had not fled their Barcelona, who put in her all his dreams and love, all my life, who made a truly Continue reading
Top 10 oldest structures in the world.
Every day, walking in downtown St. Petersburg, I pay attention to the sights of our city, which, of course, everyone is familiar with:
St. Isaac’s Cathedral,
Engineer castle. Continue reading
The most mysterious attractions in the world
Perhaps the most popular and at the same time the most mysterious sights of the world were, and remain, Stonehenge, the Nazca desert geoglyphs, and giants of Easter island. It is about them and discussed today.
Stonehenge is considered one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located in the English County of Wiltshire, it annually attracts crowds of travelers from all over the world who want to see this mysterious construction.
Despite the fact that the study of Stonehenge, scientists are not one hundred years, precisely to define its purpose so far failed. And there are disputes about when exactly it was erected, and about what purpose this building.
Was put forward the theory that Stonehenge is an ancient cemetery, ancient Observatory and place of worship of the druids of England. All these theories have a right to life, but none of them has not yet been adopted as official.
Also still not been determined how the ancient inhabitants of England were able to deliver and install multi-ton stones that make up Stonehenge, because the nearest quarry is located almost 400 kilometers from megalithic structures. There have been numerous reconstruction using materials available to man at that time, there were even fantastic theory, according to which the stones were moved telepathic Continue reading