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Gothic architecture of Prague

Prague architecture is a huge range of styles, but it is not surprising, since the city was created over many centuries. Then there are the palaces, castles, houses that embody the spirit of the Renaissance, Baroque or Romanesque style.

However, special attention should be paid to the Gothic architecture of this amazing city. Structures that were built a thousand years ago, create a unique atmosphere of Prague. It is believed that it is through architecture, the city became one of the most popular tourist centers of modern Europe. Of course, walking around Prague, be sure to visit the cathedrals built in the Gothic style.

St. Vitus Cathedral is Prague Castle. This is a real example of Gothic architecture of Prague. The Cathedral was started in 1344, but was finally completed only in 1929. As a result managed to build a magnificent building, the height of the arch is thirty-three meters. Previously all there was crowned king of Bohemia, and in the crypts of the Cathedral was buried the great rulers of Bohemia.

The Church of Saint Martin was built in the XII century. During the reign of Charles IV, the Church was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Then in 1490 held a second reconstruction, during which the Church acquired a modern look. After the devastating fire of 1678, the structure had more time to rebuild, omnicomprehensive touched only the top of the tower. Continue reading

The oldest ruling dynasty in the history

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Japanese legends and in particular according to the epic “Kojiki” Jimmu was the great-grandson of the sun goddess and that’s why it is not only the founder of the Japanese state, and the second after the celestial. With the help of the divine origin of the rulers of ancient Japan was trying to exalt the Royal power and to unite the country. Just as the Japanese Empire claims the title of oldest state on Earth, and of the Imperial house of Japan can rightfully claim the title of oldest in the world. If you believe the legends, the current dynasty has ruled the Country of the rising sun more than 2600 years. Such longevity can only envy. The ruling dynasty of European and other countries are much younger. The oldest in Europe – Danish, for example, traces its origins back to the year 899, i.e. has a little more than 1100 years.

However, the existence of the first 25 emperors Japanese historians have serious doubts. The first Emperor whose existence is well documented, was Keitai (507-531), 26-th. In any case, even the biggest skeptics admit that the Japanese monarchy is not less than one and a half thousand years, which still makes it the oldest on the planet. Continue reading

The most interesting places in Mallorca

The most interesting places in Mallorca.

Mallorca is very developed in terms of tourism. Largely on the attractiveness of the island is influenced by its wonderful nature. Although the island itself and not the same large size, but there are a large number of natural national parks, more than forty nature reserves. Strikingly it combines sea, mountain rocks, trees, valleys and numerous coves with clear waters…

From the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, the highest point Puig Major- more than four thousand meters above sea level – open to classic mountain paintings. Here, in this mountainous part of the island, is a small beautiful town of Valldemossa, Deia and Soller. In the North of the island, except the mountain beauty, stretching for hundreds of miles, and also the superb beaches such as Port de Soller harbour Sa-Capable and Tuen. Continue reading

The Gothic Cathedral
It is difficult to find the right words to describe impressions from the Gothic Cathedral. They are high and reach for the sky endless arrows of towers and turrets, visperhof,…

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The megalithic temples of Malta
The megalithic temples of Malta, which since 1980 are included in the list of protected cultural objects of UNESCO world heritage sites, are a fractured group of seven prehistoric sanctuaries,…

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