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The Best Places to Visit in Latvia (Latvia - Destinations)

Riga Riga
Riga is one of the largest cities in the Baltic Sea. It is not only geographically, but also at cultural crossroads - there your soul may find rest, entertainment and an unforgettable experience for the tourists from the East and the West. No wonder that Riga was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Riga is the purpose of the close of any European city. Riga is easily accessible from the UK and Scandinavia, Russia or Germany. Do not forget,...
Ventspils Ventspils
Ventspils is Latvia's largest port and a popular holiday destination on the coast. It was the very first Ventspils beach in Latvia receiving the coveted blue flag showing that followed all the rules and the beach meets all EU standards. There is a seaside park, a playground and a water park. Among the architectural monuments of interest in Ventspils Livonian Order Castle is now the Historical Museum which are also worth visiting as the Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where the train r...
Jurmala Jurmala
Jurmala is the largest seaside resort in the Baltic countries with a long history. The resort town is located 25 km from the capital of Riga and 15 km from Riga International Airport. Jurmala is proud of its unique natural resources, healing mineral waters and peat mud, pine forests, a favorable climate for the health of coastal, dunes and beach, stretching for 32.8 miles. The beach is covered with white quartz sand beaches of Maiori and develops Jaunkeme...

The Best Places to Visit in Algeria (World Tourism)

Algiers Algiers
Algiers is the capital and the largest city of Algeria. The town's name comes from "al-Jazairi," which in Arabic means "the island" as before there were four islands close to the city that have become part of the mainland in 1525. History The city was founded in the X th century on the site of ruins of a small Roman settlement...
Oran Oran
Oran is a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Algeria. The capital of the eponymous province (vilayet), and in the era of French colonial rule it was the place of the eponymous department. Oran is the most European of all the Algerian cities - at the time the Spaniards owned it for nearly 300 years. The town's name derives from the French name Wahran, which is translated from the ancient language of the Moors meaning "Two lions...
Djemila Djemila
The Djemila city lies at an altitude of 900 m above the sea level. Its temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and other structures are striking examples of the Roman town planning adapted to the location in the mountains. Djemila was during the Roman town known as Cuicul. Today Djemila is a small village in the mountains of the north coast of Algeria, but the ruins of the former city are observed today and it is a worth visiting place for those passionate...

The Best Theatres in the World (World Tourism)

Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires
Teatro Colon is an opera theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The opera in Argentina experienced a rapid flowering in the mid-1850s. Fifty-three operas were performed on various stages in 1854 in Buenos Aires. That’s why the need in the emergence of a new theater appeared. It was laid in 1856 and it was opened on April 27th, 1857. The new theater has enough space for about 2500 spectators and included a special gallery for women. A constant ballet troupe appeared in the theater in 1925. It...
Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Russia and one of the biggest opera and ballet theatres in the world. The complex of theater buildings is located in the center of Moscow, on the Theatre Square.   The history of the theatre   Initially, it was a state-owned theater, which together with the Small Theatre made t...
La Scala Theatre in Milan La Scala Theatre in Milan
The opera house La Scala Theatre in Milan is recognized as one of the world’s most important theatres. Annually  the best theatre companies from all over the world are flocking to Milan to put on their spectacular shows. For many people it is the culmination of their professional careers to enjoy a great performance at the La Scala Theatre in Milan. The theatre is beautifully located close to the Duomo in piazza...

The Strangest Sculptures in the World (World Tourism)

Passing through the wall Passing through the wall
Montmartre is a very different Paris. Here, at the top of the hill the steep, narrow and winding streets are usually paved with cobblestones and the stairs that cut the way to its peak. There is a different architecture here. There are beautiful little parks and entwined with bindweed small houses where sometimes the fireplaces are drown. Even the air is special here. It is crystal-clear. People say that even the Parisians, who live here, are different. &nbs...
The Chizhyk-Pyzhik statue The Chizhyk-Pyzhik statue
A monument to the Chizhyk-Pyzhik was installed in St. Petersburg on November 19, 1994. This is one of the smallest sites in the world.   The monument represents a small bird standing on a small pedestal. The singularity of this monument is that it is installed on the reverse side of the embankment. The unusual monument is loved by the local people and tourists. Two traditions appeared gradually. The...
 The Traffic Light Tree The Traffic Light Tree
The Traffic Light Tree is eight feet high. It is found in the capital of England, in Docklands, at the intersection of Westferry and Marsh Wall Roads. For the first time it was seen in 1999. It is the element of the new urban art. Its functional role does not matter, because the island is located in the middle of the roundabout, between two ordinary trees. The traffic lights are switched by the controller Peek Traffic. The signals switching is a...

Top cultural destinations in Asia (Destinations)

Bangkok in Thailand Bangkok in Thailand
  Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, on the Chao Phraya River bank, near the Gulf of Thailand, Bangkok was founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the current Chakri Dynasty - King Rama I and it is now the spiritual, cultural, diplomatic, educational and commercial capital of Thailand. Bangkok covers an area of 1500 km2 and has a population of approximately 10 million people, concentrating over 10% of the country’s population. In terms of size, it is the 22nd largest city in the world and an important financial and econ...
Agra in India Agra in India
  Agra is a city in India located approximately 220 km south of Delhi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, on the west bank of the Yamuna river, between Mathura and Surajpur. The name of the city derives from the Sanskrit word “Agrabana”, meaning paradise. Agra was first mentioned by the Arians. The Greek geographer, Ptolemy was the first to include the city on the world map in the 2nd century AD under the name of Agara.     Being fully aware of the strategic and commercial importance of ...
Jerusalem in Israel Jerusalem in Israel
  Thick walls testimony to millennial history, a holy city with a great mystical significance for the Jewish, Christian and Muslim, a mixture of cultures, traditions and customs –this is what Jerusalem is about.     Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel and the largest city in the country. Situated on the Mountains of Judea, at an altitude of about 800 meters, Jerusalem, which counts 760,000 inhabitants, is one of the most beloved and visited places in the world. The city became the poli...

The best countries in Africa (Destinations)

Nigeria Nigeria
Total area: 923,768 km2 Population: 152,217,341 (2010 estimate) Density: 164.8/km2 Currency: Naira (₦) Official language: English Capital: Abuja Government: Presidential Federal republic Internet TLD: .ng Calling code: +234     Nigeria is a country situated in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and is bordered by Niger to the north, the Republic of Benin to the west, and Chad and Cameroon...
Kenya Kenya
Total area: 580,367 km2 Population: 40,046,566 (2010 estimate) Density: 67.2/km2 Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES) Official language(s): Swahili, English Capital: Nairobi Government: Semi-presidential Republic Internet TLD: .ke Calling code: +254       Kenya is a country situated in East Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the...
Ghana Ghana
Total area: 238,535 km2 Population: 24,233,431 (2010 estimate) Density: 101.5/km2 Currency: Ghana cedi (GH₵) Official language: English Capital: Accra Government: Constitutional presidential republic Internet TLD: .gh Calling code: 233       Ghana is a country situated in West Africa and shares borders with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Gulf of Guinea to the south ...

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 cities with the highest cultural impact (Destinations)

Moscow Moscow
    Moscow is the historic center of Russia, a city of art of an impressive architecture. Colored towers and glamorous shops - Moscow warehouse long period of the Iron Curtain. However, Western tourists still perceive as a capital city and Red sterile and cold, because, while luxury goods are found on every street corner to find something simple, such as batteries, can be a challenge.    Contrast is the same street - perfectly dressed influential businessmen and their wives young diamond covered in luxury car...
Riyadh in Saudi Arabia Riyadh in Saudi Arabia
   Known as the "Kingdom" Riyadh can be easily considered as falling on another planet - like many of our top cities. Capital of Saudi Arabia is a fascinating metropolis, a modern oasis in a hot desert, with skyscrapers tall guarding the traditional jewelry-Arab architecture. Riyadh is a Muslim city and the biggest cultural impact of that jewelry Arab limiting individual freedom, especially for women who are permanently covered with a traditional veil Abaya.      Religious police ...
Marrakech in Morocco Marrakech in Morocco
   Ancient mysterious and vibrating of sensory experience, Marrakech is divided into two - old and new city. The first image of cultural impact is "a thousand and one nights" of the central market, Djemaa el Fna - snake charmer, fortune tellers, fire eating, acrobats, dancers. Beyond this colorful scene will step into a maze of alleys packed with stalls where you can find all the herbs and spices to which you have ever thought. For the uninitiated, hundreds of smells can be really overwhelming.  ...