Patio de las Doncellas in Alcazar Palace, Seville, Spain ?


Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Sevilla Budget hotels Spain The English name for this section of the Alcázar of Seville, build by the Almohades, is The Courtyard of the Maidens. It refers to the legend, sustained to bolster the Reconquista movement, that the Moors demanded 100 virgins every year as tribute […]

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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Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial ?


Budget hotels Spain Felipe II set out the reasons which led him to construct the Monastery: as recognition for the victory of the battle of Saint Quentin (1557) and his desire to build a mausoleum in memory of his parents, Carlos I de España e Isabel de Portugal, and himself, dedicated to St. Lawrence. Don’t […]


Official Residence of the President of the French Republic ?


Discount flights worldwide / Flights + hotels Budget hotels Paris Budget hotels France The Élysée Palace (Palais de l’Élysée) is the official residence of the President of the French Republic, located at 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, near the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Important foreign visitors are hosted at the nearby Hôtel […]


Red-brick Elisabeth-Anna-Palais in Oldenburg ?


- Built between 1894 and 1896 by the last ruling grand duke of Oldenburg (Lower Saxony), Frederick Augustus. – Its design imitates Baroque architecture and its southeastern corner (today its left-hand entrance) has an onion-dome-topped tower. – During construction Frederick Augustus’s wife Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia died and the new building was named in […]

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