When was built the oldest dome in the world?
Almost 500 years after the construction, on November 1 of the year 609, the Pantheon was turned into a Christian Church. It is logical that a former temple of all…

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Chernihiv Gothic
Among the variety of architectural forms and structures of our regional center we can observe enough of the original ancient classical buildings, built in the Gothic style. What is Gothic…

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Pygmies became a Cyclops

These ruins about three hundred kilometers from Limpopo have opened over a hundred years ago a traveler and a hunter of elephants Adam Render, who presented us with the first mystery and the awesome fortress, and the first myth about her, borrowed them from the wild tribes. Since then, scientists investigated the ruins and robbing the prospectors, adventurers, who considered these places a Golden Paradise of Africa. It should be noted that this opinion had some Foundation, as the entire area surrounding the buildings, dug by the ancient miners, was mined here iron or copper and perhaps precious metals. The tribes of matabele called ruins in the jungle “Zimbabwe”, under this name they entered the long list of stone puzzles that the XX century has left new researchers.

Scientists have found the so-called Acropolis, which occupies the top of the hill, and the remains of some buildings. The citadel consisted of a massive tower with a height of 15 meters, and walls reaching ten meters of altitude and significant encircling the space. In the hands of Amateur archaeologists sometimes got iron and copper items, and sometimes gold crafts. These castings finds dated to the XIV century, Continue reading

Medieval art

What are the achievements in architecture and engineering building is famous for the ancient Romans?

Looked like an early Christian Basilica and cross-domed Church?

What buildings were decorated with medieval city-commune?

Smiling angel is the embodiment of Paradise. The statue of the portal of Reims Cathedral. XIII, V. 1.

Architecture. The builders of the early middle Ages picked up much from the strict architecture of the ancient Romans, and therefore structures up to the XI—XIII centuries, is called romance (from “Roma” — Rome). The Romanesque Church is the massive building with almost smooth walls, high towers, simple décor. Everywhere repeat the outlines of the semicircular arches on arches, window openings, entrances to the temple. At the same time, its power Roman temples resemble castles. Indeed, they often served as a refuge for the population of the neighborhood. Continue reading

The Gothic quarter

Languages: the Official language is Catalan. This language talks about 10 million people in Spain and parts of France. Spanish language in Catalonia is welcomed not the same as Catalan.

Currency: Euro is the only currency that is accepted in Barcelona.

Climate: the climate of Barcelona is Mediterranean, with warm, humid summers, and dry winters. The hottest months are July and August.

The cost of the tour: a Visit to the Gothic quarter is free.

The most favorable time to visit: Spain, and specifically Barcelona, of course, it is better to visit in the summer. The country and its residents love the heat and sun, so all the festivities happen in the summer.

How to get there: the Area is Central, near the main attractions of the city. On both sides of the block there is a subway station. You just need to use these routes: line 4. station Jaume 1, or line three, where there are two stations: Liceu and Drassanes. If you wish to get here by car, by bus numbers 14, 17, 19, 40, 45 and 59, you will be able to do it. Continue reading

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