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Zurich is the world's financial center, but also commercial and industrial center. Europe is the Mecca of shopping paradise and cultural standpoint. Zurich city with a population of over one million inhabitants enjoy a broad sheen of lake water, considered most clearly in Switzerland, and the Limmat river, which crosses it. Start the incursion by imposing Zurich main railway station, whose inauguration in 1884, sparking a real excitement in the press.
They persist even today wholesome appearance and station, remains an impressive work of architecture. In its immediate vicinity, a monumental building, and her old over a century, they enter in a 60 m tower, which houses the largest history museum in Switzerland, a treasure of all cantons. From here starts a long and animated commercial thoroughfare that cuts the city in two, a sort of "Champs Elysees" of Zurich's, a glamorous luxury chain stores and banks, with side streets that lead you are right, the city - the modern , financial, to big business - are left in clutter like a burg that does not want to get old.
Of course, this is the area that you absorbed with her appearance specific, unique, where you can linger a little in front of the statue of the great educator Pestalozzi, born here, or to measure the height of a tower strange eyes, much planted in the city, unusual for an astronomical observatory called Urania.Patrunzi then into a labyrinth of narrow streets medievale.Incrustata a wall, dating to about a piece of marble with inscriptions in Latin lb, which includes the oldest mention of the name by which the Gallo-Romans intremeiate locality attribute them: "Turicum, which has evolved the present name of Zurich.
St. Peter, do they only reveal the tower, possibly the largest in the world dial clock, with a diameter of about 9 m. However, the most sought after religious buildings is the cathedral, where you get the most beautiful bridge crossing over Limmat River. With its huge basilica appearance, rising to the sky and the three domes, this Romanesque building dating from the years 1100-1225, is among the most important of Elvetia.Aici began preaching in 1519, venerable prelate, reformer , Zwingli. The hidden crypt under the church choir is legendary statue of King Charles the Great, Charlemagne, in 1470. Sculptures, frescoes, arches bold, modern stained glass signed by Marc Chagall and Giacometti, and also creates sumptuous full of piety.
By Maria Morari
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