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The best art galleries in the world (Destinations)

Louvre Museum in Paris, France Louvre Museum in Paris, France
  Louvre Museum is the most visited art museum in the world, a monument full of historical meaning and the greatest national museum of France. It is a central tourist attraction in Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine, in the first arrondissement. Here there are displayed over 35,000 art objects dating from the 6th millennium BC and up to the nineteenth century AD.       Louvre Museum is housed by Louvre palace, which was originally conceived as a fortress, in the twelfth century u...
Vatican Museums Vatican Museums
  Vatican City is the smallest state in the world, occupying an area of only 50 hectares. The population of this state is only slightly more than 550 people, and its form of government is theocracy, headed by Papa.      Inside the Vatican City there are the Vatican Museums, which are considered to be among the greatest museums in the world, with an impressive collection, where one can admire some of the world’s most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Rena...
Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
  Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery of Russia, one of the most remarkable museums in the world and certainly the main attraction in St. Petersburg. Hermitage Museum was founded as a collection of art works by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, and opened to the public in 1852.      The main building of the Hermitage Museum is the Winter Palace, built by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1754-1762), in Baroque style. The first person who lived here was Catherine the Great. In 1...

The most beautiful cathedrals of Spain (Spain - Destinations)

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
   Sagrada Familia is the most unconventional church in Europe and a symbol of Barcelona. The cathedral, the impressive work of Antoni Gaudi -still unfinished - is one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona.    The project did not belong to him at the very beginning, another architect being assigned to carry it - Francisco del Villar - who would soon enter a deep depression due to the grandeur and complexity of the project. Gaudi will be surprised when the authorities will assign this project to...
Leon Cathedral Leon Cathedral
  Castilla Leon is a magical realm of castles, where Castellano language was born and the legendary hero El Cid emerged. It is the place where history, myth and legend have woven over the years, making it difficult to separate the truth from reality. It is the result of the union of two ancient kingdoms -Old Castile (Burgos, Palencia, Valladolid, Avila, Segovia and Soria) and the Kingdom of Leon (Salamanca, Zamora and Leon), which were separated and reunited several times over medieval era. Leon city is a jewel of Spain and houses ...
Cathedral of Sevilla Cathedral of Sevilla
  Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest and most impressive churches in the world. It was built in the 15th century on the site of a mosque dating from the 12th century. Inside the cathedral there is a spectacular shrine of gold, Retablo Mayor. Today it is one of the symbols of Seville, a tourist attraction visited by many tourists every year. Cathedral of Seville rises beside the Giralda tower, the only standing remains of the old mosque, an important landmark of the city of Seville today. Regardless the religious affinities,...

The most beautiful churches of Italy (Italy - Destinations)

St. Peter’s Basilica St. Peter’s Basilica
Greatness, high cultural value and absolutely stunning architecture make this church one of the most sought-after destinations while in Rome.   This magnificent building is the center of Christianity. The opulence of its interior testifies the richness of the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century. Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered the construction of St. Peter Basilica on the Vatican hill. The location was chosen symbolically, on the spot where St. Peter, one of the apostles, was buried in AD 64. A small shrine already existed on the site, but it was replaced with a church which would be completed in 349 AD.   In ...
Basilica Santa Maria della Salute Basilica Santa Maria della Salute
While discovering and exploring Venice, it is impossible to not notice the grandeur and beauty of this church rising on the shore of Grand Channel.    On one of the banks of Grand Channel, in the seventeenth century, one of the most beautiful churches in Venice, Santa Maria della Salute, was built. A symbolic image of the floating city, it appears in many documentaries about the Venetian architecture but also in many paintings made by famous artists such as Michele Marieschi, Francesco Guardi, John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert and, of course, Canaletto.    After the plague of 1630, which is said to have killed nearly a third of Venice population, the Vene...
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
  Designed to be the world's largest cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore is nowadays surpassed in size by St. Peter in the Vatican, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and Milan. It was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296, as the Florentines desired to have a place of prayer more beautiful than those of Pisa and Siena, rival cities; it was built on the ruins of an old church, Santa Reparata. When it was finished, it was the largest cathedral in Europe of that era, being able to accommodate 30,000 worshipers. The cathedral is remarkable f...

The best places to celebrate New Year's Eve (Destinations)

Brandenburg Gate Brandenburg Gate
You are invited in Europe, in a location full of history and tradition, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Over one million of happy people gather here each year to enjoy the unique taste of German beer and watch the breathtaking fireworks and lights show. Music, dance, international and German dishes, countless tents remind a little about the Ocktober fest – but we are in Germany, aren’t we? Behind the Brandenburg Gate lies the famous "Mile Party”, a nearly 2 km- boulevard whose name says everyth  Brandenburg Gate is a monumental gate built in the 18th century as a symbol of peace. During the Cold War, as the gate was located right on the border of East and West, it became a symbol of a divided city. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate became a symbol of reunified Berlin. The desolated area of Pariser Platz of the Cold War has now been completely renovated and has regained much of the past grandeur it had in the 19th century. The Brandenburg Gate is located at the end of the famous Berlin boulevard, Unter ...
Tokyo Tokyo
Another place we recommend to experience New Year’s Eve is Tokyo in Japan. Shibuya is probably the heart of entertainment and party in Tokyo. If during the day Shibuya is already famous for the incredible influx of pedestrians you can only imagine what happens here on the New Year's Eve. If you arrive in Tokyo on the New Year’s Eve, make sure to not miss the countdown at the station. From here you can choose any of the countless clubs and bars in the area. Do not miss the Center Gai, the place w    Tokyo is the capital of Japan and also the largest city here. Tokyo, the "eastern capital" and capital of the "country of the rising sun", since 1869 has turned into a impressive city. The city suffered from the earthquake in 1923 and the bombing of the period 1942-1945. In the last three decades, the skyscrapers have emerged, the first of them is Kasumigaseki Building, with 36 floors, opened in 1968, mostly grouped in the Shinjuku district.    The city occupies the most p...
Las Vegas Las Vegas
It is not without reason that Sin City is acknowledged as the world’s capital of entertainment. And if the centre of Las Vegas can be seen from outer space, the brightest place on Earth, it definitely means you must be there on the New Year’s Eve. Known as the adult Disneyland, the main street in Vegas becomes accessible for the pedestrians this night. A huge party takes place here -fireworks, music, fascinating spectacle of light and casinos, clubs -more than you have ever "visited" in your ent     Few towns conjure up images of excess such as Las Vegas. Located in the middle of the arid Mojave Desert, in the southern tip of Nevada, Las Vegas is an oasis of life, energy and money - a city where the only purpose in life is having fun.    Over 35 million people visit Las Vegas every year, being accommodated in the 150,000 hotel rooms in the town. According to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the city registered the fastest growth in North America, with approximately 80 acres of land b...

Best countries to live in the world (Destinations)

France France
France has an unsurpassable quality of life. Healthy lifestyle in the cities, picturesque landscapes, splendid ancient architecture, great culture, fine cuisine and last but not least, the best health care in the world make it one of the world’s best country to live. But what cannot be measured in real terms is the soul of this place.   "How can you lead a country that has two hundred and forty six different kinds of cheese?" (Charles de Gaulle, French president, 1oct 1962). If he were alive today, the General de Gaulle would have had to revise his statement - France now boasts over 400 varieties of cheese, this suggesting to a large extent the country's cultural diversity. Much of its originallity comes from the fact that its territories are found in all major regions of the continent, each with its own personality. Both the diversity of landscape and...
Austria Austria
Amazing landscapes, eco-friendly initiatives, the 4th country in the EU with the highest GDP/capita and some of the best ski resorts in the world are few of the reasons why this country deserves to be in the list.    Austria is a country rich in traditions, music and contrasts, from the Western Alps to the Danube basin in the east. The country of Johann Strauss and Mozart, it is also remarkable for the historic buildings, museums and world-class alpine landscape that takes your breath away. In a cafe, in a ballroom or church, Austrians seem to have something from the charm and romanticism of Italians combined with the discipline of Germans. Austria's glorious architectural wonders are inherited from the powerful Habsburgi, who dominated...
Switzerland Switzerland
Turning its natural disadvantages into its own advantage, Switzerland is now a super-efficient, high-tech society, where everything functions perfectly. For centuries already peaceful neutral, here you will find reliability, quality, discretion, punctuality, safety and tranquility. Furthermore, the swiss speak five languages, so that any foreigner can easily accommodate here.    Small, rich and with only 7.5 million people, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of living and clocks indicating the time perfectly. Domestic products such as cheese, chocolate, precision watches and multi-functional penknives are popular worldwide. Reputed political neutrality, financial power, isolated location and wonderful mountains have enabled Switzerland to have a central role in European affairs. The central location makes it a great centre for conventions and international conferences.  ...

Top wonders of the world you did not know about (Destinations)

Sigiriya in Sri Lanka Sigiriya in Sri Lanka
  Sigiriya, or Lion’s Rock, is an ancient mountain fortress, in ruins now, located in the central district of Matale in Sri Lanka. The fortress is surrounded by the remains of a vast network of gardens, pools and other structures. This is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is also known for its ancient images, murals. The fortress was built during the reign of King Kasap I (477 - 495 AD), and it is one of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka.      Sigiriya was...
Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India
   Ajanta Caves in Maharastra, India, dating from the fifth century BC and contain paintings and sculptures considered peaks of Buddhist religious art. They were abandoned by their creators in the year 480 AD, leaving in the next 1300 years and completely forgotten by the locals. In spring 1819, but a British officer found the hunting of tigers in India has entered into a chance of artificial grottoes covered completely by lush vegetation. Although the place had become a refuge in which he only birds, bats and small animals, caves ...
Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines
  Banaue Rice Terraces are at least 2,000 years old and were carved on the mountain slopes by the ancestors of today's residents. Filipinos call this place "the eighth wonder of the world", a term not exaggerated at all, taking into account that everything was done with a minimum of equipment and machinery, for the most part was built manually. Situated at an altitude of about 1500 meters, the rice terraces cover an area of 10,360 square kilometers and are still irrigated by an ingenious system that was built in antiquity...

The most extreme holiday destinations (Destinations)

Space journey Space journey
  The most expensive holiday destination is not on earth, but... in space. A "journey" of ten days through the Milky Way costs around 20 million dollars. We  have not found if VAT is included or not, but we know that the hotel is called the International Space Station and it is about 400 miles above Earth and the view is really sensational. Maybe it is worth every penny indeed......
Dead Sea Dead Sea
  The place with the lowest altitude is located between Israel and Jordan and it is called... the Dead Sea. On its beaches, the level reaches 417 meters below sea level .... Yes, this place will certainly be one of the first places completely covered by water in case the Global Warming theory turns into reality. So you'd better hurry, especially if you have not learned to swim yet. That is because the Dead Sea is the saltiest sea in the world, containing 10 times more NaCl (sodium chloride) than any other water in the world. ...
Atacama Desert in Chile Atacama Desert in Chile
  If you do not like rain, go for Chile, specifically in the Atacama desert. You will not return saying how rain has ruined your vacation. Out of all the world's spots, this is the place where rainfall chances are the lowest. The falls rate is not more than five milliliters annually and it never rained in Calama city. Residents have big problems with liquid resources, water is very expensive in the entire area. On the other hand, if you decide to go, you can leave the spray for mosquitoes home. It is much too dry for any insect to ...

Best destinations for thrill seekers (Destinations)

Peru Peru
Wild and unpredictable, Peru is a great destination for thrill seekers. The adventure opportunities are so diverse, that you will never get to be bored while on vacation here.    Peru is a large country located on the Pacific coast of South America, which includes coastal desert (at cost), rainforests (la Selva) and high mountains (Sierra), each with their own environment. They will offer exceptional opportunities to travel across various landscapes, with abundant wildlife, history and a rich archaeological heritage, as well as the culture of native people, all in a single nation. Fishing villages, beautiful beaches, agricultural lands and major cities are along the coastal belt that stretches on the e...
Amazon Amazon
The grand Amazon... Amazing colours and sounds along with endless perils make it a stunning setting for the venturesome. The Amazon is a river in South America. Its average flow is of 209 000 m³ / s , being higher than all other rivers on the planet: the volume of water transported is equal to that of the six rivers that follow it in the hierarchy. With a length of approximately 6 500 km, it is among the longest rivers on Earth. The Amazon drains an area of 6 950 000 km ² or 40% of South America and the equivalent of one and half times the area of the European Union (the Congo river to the second area of its basin reached only 3.8 million km ²)....
Mount Everest Mount Everest
On the world's highest peak, you are invited to apply your greatest survival skills because nature has really prooved to be both generous and sublime here. You will have the time of your life skiing or climbing the mountain.   Everest is the highest peak on our planet, with an altitude of 8848 meters and it is part of the Himalayan Mountains. The peak seems to unite with the sky and it is located on the border between China and Nepal. Mountain's Tibetan name, Chomolungma has several equivalents: "Goddess-Mother of the World", "Goddess of Snow Mountains" or "mountain so high that no birds fly over it", the Nepali name Sagarmatha tip is. In 1852 it was measured for the first time and was named Peak XV (peak), 13 years later ...