Attractions Palma de Mallorca
The Cathedral is an unrivalled specimen of the Gothic of the middle Ages Mediterranean countries. Over its design worked over 300 years many generations of the best sculptors and architects in Spain – the erection of the temple started in the 13th century (1230-ohms). Reconstruction of the building was carried out almost to the middle of the 19th century.
Castle of Bellver is the only circular Gothic structure. Stands on a high hill with a magnificent view of the Bay and the city. Over the years he has been a prison, a home for royalty, the Museum. Now it contains archaeological artifacts and medieval furniture and paintings. Has several towers arranged them on observation decks for views.
The Palace of the Almudaina is one of the oldest buildings-residences of the kings of Majorca, which during the reign of the Moors was converted into the Alcazar (Arab fortress). At this time, the Palace is a summer resort for the Royal family of Spain. However, he is not closed to unauthorized access as and Museum, so there are public tours. The time of the erection of the Palace – 13th century.
Building Sa Loja – example of Gothic architecture. Previously, it housed the administration of the local Merchant Association and conducted trade deals (there were stock exchange). But now this curious exhibition Continue reading
The mysterious pyramid on the seabed
Underwater archaeologists are faced with another mystery, found on the bottom of the lake Pusan (South-Western province of Yunnan), an ancient pyramid. The height of the pyramid is 19 meters, the length of its base — 90 feet. Enigmatic structure built of stone slabs and consists of five steps. The top two level of the pyramid, made of Sandstone, are destroyed. And other ledges, constructed limestone, firmer breed is well preserved. Interestingly, at the bottom of the lake Pusan has, at least, nine objects of such size, and the number of medium and small plants of another species has thirty.
As suggested by the head of the archaeological center at the University Whether Kunsheng, the object is the creation of an ancient civilization. The area of the architectural complex is about 2.5 square kilometers. From the bottom of the lake archeologists have lifted a clay vessel, which, Continue reading
The Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris)
The Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris)— the geographical and spiritual “heart” of Paris, located in the Eastern part of île de La Cité, in place of the first Christian Church in Paris — St. Stephen’s Basilica, built, in turn, the site of the Gallo-Roman temple of Jupiter.
In the world there are many magnificent cathedrals, but not all of them are known as Notre-Dame de Paris. This is one of the acknowledged masterpieces of architecture, a monument of history and culture.
ILE DE LA CITÉ
Like a ship Ile de La Cité was repeatedly conquered by the Romans, he was struck by the hordes of Huns and other foreigners, but despite the adversity he continued sailing through the centuries of history “and in the calm and in the storm”. No wonder the coat of arms of Paris is a ship sailing on waves, with the motto: “It shakes, but does not sink”.
Many visitors of Paris start their acquaintance with him from the Ile de La Cité. Because here is the ancestor of the ancient churches of France — famous Notre Dame Cathedral, which is the pride of the country, praised by poets and writers, captured in the paintings of famous artists
Here it is – Cape “ship” under the name “the Island of Continue reading