Defender of the Church and a tireless warrior, Charlemagne during the lifetime became a legend. The son of king Pepin the Short and Queen Bertha Bigfoot, he was proclaimed Emperor and received the crown from the hands of the Pope in Rome on Christmas day in 800.
He managed to unite the whole of Gaul, that collapsed during the reign of the Merovingians for a separate state and joined to it the territory of Italy and Germany. He divided his Empire into counties and administered through the governors – the Royal counts, which collected taxes and dispensed justice.
In the middle ages, Charlemagne became one of the most significant and heroic rulers, made themselves famous by creating the first Christian state in Western Europe, numerous military campaigns, the extension of lands. Over 45 military campaigns, and most of them ended in victory. Defeated Carl was converted to Christianity.
After an unsuccessful attempt to take Zaragoza Karl siege, his army was defeated by the Moors, who killed every member of the rearguard of his army. A detachment of the francs under the command of the Margrave Roland, who was killed in gorge Ronceval. It is written about him a pearl of medieval ballads – “the Song of Roland”. Continue reading
There are few more interesting places in the British Isles than wells — the City of springs. Willis or ed Fontes of the ancient Britons.
The walls and the moat around the Bishop’s Palace
English Bruges, where a moat still surrounds the Bishop’s Palace and, almost, everything that falls on opinion, refers to the time and manners, which disappeared during the reformation. The town grew up around the Cathedral and his world was always full of calm, Christian worldview. It was not until a summer day 1685, when the soldiers of the Duke of Monmouth was not satisfied with the stables in the nave of the Cathedral.
Wella – old English word meaning “spring, source”. Because of the large number of springs Wales got its name.
The figures of kings Edgar, Ethelbald, Ethelwolf, Egbert and
Ancient British tribes worshipped nature, many sacred sites were located near rivers, lakes and springs. One such source is still in the garden of the Bishop’s Palace wells. Judging by archaeological excavations of the land on which the Cathedral is built was inhabited in the stone age. Thanks to springs in this area are well developed agriculture and a growing population. Continue reading
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