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WHAT TO SEE IN FRANCE IN THE WINTER

WHAT TO SEE IN FRANCE IN THE WINTER

France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

Going on vacation in winter, it is very important to develop an optimal travel route.

If you are not a fan of winter sports and don’t want a whole week of basking under the tropical sun, it is best to go to one of the European countries, such as France.

France will make your vacation great at any time of the year. But especially the colorful French city becomes on Christmas eve.

In France a huge number of churches, perhaps the most interesting of them are the cathedrals: Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church in nice.

Artsci Cathedral, one of the first Gothic cathedrals of France, located just one hour drive from Paris. The first mentions of it date back to the 12th century. In the 13th century in the Cathedral had a major fire, resulting in most of the building burnt down, and this monument was completely rebuilt from scratch in the Gothic style. However, out of the fire managed to save one of the main shrines – “the tunic of the virgin Mary”, which since then is stored in the Cathedral Treasury.

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Gothic

Gothic

In the Gothic architecture reflected a fundamental change in the structure of medieval society. The world’s leading architectural type became the city’s Cathedral. frame system of Gothic architecture (Lancet arches lean against columns; lateral raspor cross vaults, laid on the ribs, transmitted by flying buttresses to the buttresses) has allowed to create an unprecedented height and breadth, the interiors of cathedrals to cut through the walls huge Windows with multi-colored stained glass Windows. The aspiration of a Cathedral up expressed huge openwork towers, Lancet Windows and portals, curved statues, the intricate ornament. In addition, the developed urban planning and civil architecture: houses, town hall, shopping arcades, the city tower with elegant decor. In sculpture, stained-glass Windows, picturesque and carved altars, miniatures, decorative items of symbolic-allegorical story combined with new spiritual aspirations, lyrical emotions; expanded interest in the real world, the nature, the richness of experiences. In 15-16 centuries the Gothic was replaced by Renaissance.

The principles of Gothic

As the Romanesque style. Gothic was developed under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Gothic art remained primarily a cult for the intended purpose and religious topics. Hence, symbolic and allegorical way of thinking and the traits of conventions in artistic language. From the Romanesque Gothic architecture inherited the headship of the architecture in the system of arts, traditional types of religious buildings. The leading type in the era Continue reading

The Gothic quarter in Barcelona

Tour in Gothic quarter

Barcelona is considered one of the most popular cities in Spain, as evidenced by the statistics of visiting the city tourists. They all come to this famous city to see the most original and popular attractions, including the Gothic quarter in Barcelona. The uniqueness of this quarter is that in it are all the most popular city attractions. In particular, this is where you can see ancient monuments, which were erected on the ruins of ancient Roman buildings. The Gothic quarter was named in honor of the fact that most buildings are made here in this same architectural style. A visit to this famous quarter you are likely to remember for a very long time. The thing is that you can step back a few centuries ago and feel the spirit of the city.

Of course, it is necessary to say a few words about the most famous monuments, which are located in the area of the city. For example, in the Gothic quarter you can see the majestic buildings of Barcelona — the Cathedral and the city hall and the government. In the historical centre of the quarter is the famous area of the King. It is known primarily from the fact that here was held the meeting between the seafarer and traveler Christopher Columbus after his most famous expedition to the shores of America. In addition, this quarter is Continue reading

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