Architecture, Historic sites

Brasov, an Old Saxon Town in Romania ?

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Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Brasov Budget hotels Romania Where ? Brasov is located in the center of Romania, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. History ? – The city was built in 1211 by the Teutonic Order, big walls were erected to defend the Tatars and Turks. – In the sixteenth […]


Architecture, Church, Famous landmarks

The Church of Bones ?

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Budget hotels Czech Republic The Sedlec Ossuary or the Church of Bones. In a small chapel located in Sedlec, in the suburbs of Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. Decorated by more than 40.000 human skeletons artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel. A big chandelier of bones, the coat of arms of the […]


Architecture, Landmarks

The Porta Nigra in the “Second Rome” ?

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Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Trier Budget hotels Germany The Porta Nigra is a large Roman city gate in Trier (Treves), the oldest city in Germany, founded in 16 BC. In Roman times, the Porta Nigra was part of a system of four city gates, one of which stood at each […]


Architecture

The Best Known Symbol of Odessa ?

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Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Odessa Budget hotels Ukraine – The Potemkin Stairs, a giant stairway in Odessa, Ukraine. – A formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea. – Originally known as the Boulevard steps, the Giant Staircase, or the Richelieu steps. – Renamed as Potemkin Stairs […]


Architecture, Palaces

The Pena National Palace seen from Lisbon ?

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Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Lisbon Budget hotels Portugal One of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. Mixture of eclectic styles: Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance. Commissioned by King consort Ferdinand II. Built between 1842 and 1854. On the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. […]






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