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Orangery of the Tauride Garden

Orangery of the Tauride Garden

Orangery of the Tauride Garden - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

The greenhouse of the Tauride Garden is a "paradise" time machine, which , despite the changeable Petersburg weather, can send you to exotic summer and acquaint you with strange plants. The Taurian greenhouse is one of the oldest in the city on the Neva, its creation being started by the English architect William Gould in 1792. Initially, not only strange trees and flowers were bred in the greenhouse, but also fruit tre...

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Royal Village(Tsarskoe Selo)

Royal Village(Tsarskoe Selo)

Royal Village(Tsarskoe Selo) - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) is an imperial residence, now democratically belongs to people. Located in Saint Persburg, the Catherine's Palace is not less beautiful than Peterhof, and it is known mainly for its Amber Room, associated with detective stories. The mosaic interior, entirely made of amber, was donated by Prussia to Peter I. But during the war this treasure of the imperial family disappeared, and historians still can not disclose the secret...

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The Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

On the land where the palace stands now, had already been a palace in wood.However, the palace received its historical significance when it passed into the possession of the noble family of the Yusupovs. The Yusupov Palace , located on the bank of the Moika River, is a historical monument of architecture, which is often called the directory of the aristocratic interior of St. Petersburg. This is not surprising, because the palace belonged to five gen...

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Seven Bridges (Semimostye)

Seven Bridges (Semimostye)

Seven Bridges (Semimostye) - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

The image of St. Petersburg is inextricably linked with bridges. One of the bright sights of the city is Semimostye, a bunch of seven bridges, full of legends and fairy tales.The Seven Bridges Point is one of the most beautiful places in St. Petersburg!   If you find yourself on the embankment near the St. Nicholas Cathedral, you will be able to see the wonderful miracle of engineering - the intersection of ...

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Botanical Garden,Saint Petersburg

Botanical Garden,Saint Petersburg

Botanical Garden,Saint Petersburg - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

Peter the Great is rightly considered a statesman who laid the foundation of Russian science, including botany in its current form, by his Decree establishing the creation of the" Aptekarsky town", which in turn became the prototype of the current St. Petersburg Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden of St. Petersburg...

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Senate Square

Senate Square

Senate Square - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

The Senate Square was part of the Alexander Garden at the Admiralty, and only at the end of the XIX century it was paved with cobblestone. It was here where in 1825 an uprising of the Decembrists took place (therefore the second name of the square is the Decembrists' Square), during which more than one thousand people died.It is situated on the left bank of the Bolshaya Neva, in front of Saint Isaac's Cathedral. ...

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Gorchakovschinsky Falls and Lyubshanskaya Fortress

Gorchakovschinsky Falls and Lyubshanskaya Fortress

Gorchakovschinsky Falls and Lyubshanskaya Fortress - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

Not far from the historic village Issad in the woods you can find a beautiful waterfall - quite rare for this area. Gorchakovschinsky Falls is the highest waterfall of the Leningrad region which reaches the height of four meters. Visitors find the waterfall in its own beauty because it is situated in the forest. There is a unique monument of ancient architecture in this area too- the Lyubshanskaya fortress. It was opened in 1990, thanks to the ...

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Peter and Paul Cathedral

Peter and Paul Cathedral

Peter and Paul Cathedral - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

This is the heart of St. Petersburg, the construction since the city began its origin. Peter and Paul Cathedral is situated inside the Peter and Paul Fortress along the Neva river. It is the tallest building after the television tower. Six bastions of the fortress were named after the companions of Peter I, who supervised their construction. Placed symmetrically, they look best from the sky. Th...

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Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

Vasilyevsky Island, or affectionately "Vasika" is a favorite place for the people of the town. Long before this island was known by two names the Finnish Khirvisaari and the Russian Vasilyev Ostrov: "Vasilii 's Island".This is a special place where the breeze of the sea air is saturated with the spirit of imperial grandeur. The eastern part of the island is geometrically flawless...

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Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral - The Best Places to Visit in Saint Petersburg

The Orthodox Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, which is one of the largest buildings in the northern capital is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, on the Nevsky Prospect.Its height is 71.5 meters. There was a small wooden church of the Kazan Mother of God on the Nevsky Prospekt at the beginning of the XVIII century. In subsequent years, in its place a stone church was built, called Christmas. The Kazan icon of the Mother of God was brought in ...

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Nashville

Nashville

Nashville - The Best Places to Visit in Tennessee, U.S.A.

Nashville has been named one of the best places to visit in 2013. Nashville is authentic, accessible, accommodating and affordable. It is a multicultural city that attracts many visitors for its diversity. Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city in the state of Tennessee . Located on the south-eastern United States on the Cumb...

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Khajuraho - the origin of Kama Sutra

Khajuraho - the origin of Kama Sutra

Khajuraho - the origin of Kama Sutra - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Visit Khajuraho and make sure that the Kama Sutra actually originated in India. If the Taj Mahal monument is called love, Khajuraho can definitely be called a monument of sex. This small town in the heart of India's well known around the world of medieval Hindu and Jain temples and even more due to their erotic sculpture. Images of a sexual nature were the reason that the places of worship were referred to as temples of the Kama Sutra. Imbued with passion and se...

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Mysore - A City of Palaces

Mysore - A City of Palaces

Mysore - A City of Palaces - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Mysore is one of the main reasons why tourists opt for a visit to South India. The city combines a wealth of history and beauty of nature in their palaces, temples, parks and other attractions, annually attracting 2.7 million tourists. While in Mysore, you can visit the castles and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the royal dynasty, enjoy the grandeur of architecture, relax in a beautiful pair of Brindavan, and, if desired, make a trip to the national parks o...

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Calcutta - A beautiful city of India

Calcutta - A beautiful city of India

Calcutta - A beautiful city of India - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Beautiful and squalid, cultural and vile, Calcutta belongs to the category of cities in India that fascinate and amaze at once. The intellectual and the cultural capital of India showed the world famous Indian poets, writers, producers and Nobel Prize winners. Dozens of places in the city are Bengali dance, poetry, art, music, film and theater. This third largest city in India has long been associated with images of human suffering to most Westerners. Extrem...

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Mumbai - A City of Contrasts

Mumbai - A City of Contrasts

Mumbai - A City of Contrasts - The Best Cities to Visit in India

The contrasts of Mumbai strike. More than any other metropolis of the world - except, perhaps, Sao Paulo - it is a world of contrasts. It adjoins the antiquity and modernity, poverty to luxury. The city has many night clubs and churches, lay people and religious fanatics. In Mumbai, is the biggest slum and the most expensive real estate in Asia. Dressed in a sari (traditional clothes), women wear expensive clothes sported by young designers Western indiykami. Thi...

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Amritsar -  The Golden Temple city

Amritsar - The Golden Temple city

Amritsar - The Golden Temple city - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Amritsar is a major center of cultural, religious and political history of the Sikhs. The residents are proud of their city, but above all they are proud for the beautiful and the unique Golden Temple, which serves the spiritual center for the 20 million Sikhs worldwide. The construction of the temple was initiated by Ram Das, the fourth Guru of Sikhs and was completed in 1604 by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev. Currently, the Golden Te...

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Udaipur - Venice of the East

Udaipur - Venice of the East

Udaipur - Venice of the East - The Best Cities to Visit in India

If you were in India you have heard of Udaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in the northern state of Rajasthan. The impressions from the first to explore the city remain in the memory of a lifetime: Lake Pichola, spread palaces, mansions, Ghat and the most famous landmark - the Lake Palace - altogether "floats" in its very center. Beautiful palaces of the city sh...

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Goa - The Realm of White Beaches

Goa - The Realm of White Beaches

Goa - The Realm of White Beaches - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Swaying palms, white sand and clear water, three main factors that attract in Goa over 2 million tourists annually, far more than the residents of the state. The attractiveness of the resort is mainly due to the beautiful beaches stretching along the coast. For many Goa is associated with beaches, hippies, hedonism and nightly entertainment in the moonlight. But the popular resort of India can offer much more than a fun experience und...

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Jodhpur -  The Blue City of India

Jodhpur - The Blue City of India

Jodhpur - The Blue City of India - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Jodhpur is one of the most interesting cities to visit in India, the ancient fortress and palaces which cannot but arouse admiration. Founded in 1459, this city is securely protected by one of the most impregnable fortresses in history, it has become almost the richest city in Rajasthan due to the convenient location on the trade route Delhi - Gujarat. Today, the second largest c...

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Delhi - The Beauty of the Chaos

Delhi - The Beauty of the Chaos

Delhi - The Beauty of the Chaos - The Best Cities to Visit in India

Delhi has not always been the capital of India, but it has always played a key role in India's history due to its location on the way to the West to South-East Asia. The capital of one of the largest countries in the world has a fascinating history, but a population of almost 17 ​​million suffer from high levels of pollution and poverty. Attractions in Delhi are not immediately noticeable. Even the resident...

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Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India

Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India

Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India - The Best Cities to Visit in India

In the epic poem by the English writer John Milton " Paradise Lost", Agra describes the life of Adam. The protagonist saw the great city of Mughal Agra, which struck him as one of the wonders of God's creation. It is unlikely that this view was an exaggeration: in the 17th century the city was more than Constantinople, London and Paris seemed to be dwarfed by the large population of Agra. A number of magnificent palaces and "fragrant gardens with s...

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Varanasi -  The City of Life and Death

Varanasi - The City of Life and Death

Varanasi - The City of Life and Death - The Best Cities to Visit in India

When the first rays of the morning sun rose on the banks of the River Ganges, an old man holding out his hands towards the ball of fire slowly rises and says "namaste" (adoration and glorification of God). Such scenes are repeated every day for more than three thousand years in Varanasi, the holy city of India. Watching the scene on the banks of the River Ganges, the impression of the city freezes in time. Varanasi...

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The Verman Garden

The Verman Garden

The Verman Garden - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The Verman Garden was one of the first public gardens created in the 19th century. The Garden is located in the heart of Riga's streets between Cr.Baron, Terbatas and Elizabetes. The park was officially opened on June 8, 1817. Originally the area was 8 hectares of the park. Now the park has the area of 5 ha. The City has given Anna Gertrud Woermann, a part of the park with exotic trees, a rose garden and a restaurant. Initially, there was a fence around the par...

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The Convent Court

The Convent Court

The Convent Court - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The Convent Court has its origins in the first half of the 13th century, when the Order of the Sword built a castle on the site of the Order. Rigans destroyed this castle in 1297. When the Order began the construction of a new residence in 1330 on the banks of the Daugava River, the former castle suffered the Convent of the Holy Spirit founded an orphanage. From him and then went the current name Convent Court. Since 1554 in the courtyard of the Convent were onl...

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Arc de Triomphe or the Aleksandrov Gates

Arc de Triomphe or the Aleksandrov Gates

Arc de Triomphe or the Aleksandrov Gates - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

Arc de Triomphe or the Aleksandrov gates are in the park Viesturs. This is the only triumphal arch in Latvia. The author is ID Gottfried. The arch is made after the example of the Roman triumphal arch. It was built in 1817 at the end of Alexander Street (today Brivibas Street) near the air-bridge. The Arch was built in honor of the victory over Napoleon in 1812. The height of the arch is of 10.1 meters, the width is of 9.7 meters, the width of the carriageway...

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The Swedish Gate

The Swedish Gate

The Swedish Gate - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The Swedish Gate is the only gate of Riga, which has been preserved to this day. The gate is located on Tornya street 11. The gate was built in 1698 to connect the inner city to the barracks and the houses outside the city walls. As well as the rest of the gates of Riga, it is opened at dawn and closed at sunset. The Swedish gate was built in the building of the street as medieval Riga towers – the Tower Jurgen, in the docum...

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The Church of St. Gertrude

The Church of St. Gertrude

The Church of St. Gertrude - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The current building of the old church of St.Gertrude was built in 1864 - 1866's by the architect C. Felsko. This is a typical example of eclecticism expressed in neo-Gothic forms. In the external appearance of the church there is a vertical dominance. The decorative turrets that adorn the stepped gable turrets and spiers of the footboard confirm this. The tower of the church with a step-declining volume, the height of 63 meters is cov...

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St. John's Lutheran Church, Riga

St. John's Lutheran Church, Riga

St. John's Lutheran Church, Riga - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

Originally on the site of the Church of St. John was a monastery founded by the Dominicans in 1234 and named after St. John the Baptist. After numerous surgeries, around 1500 the church acquired its present appearance - with a high Gothic stepped gable, a gable roof and a small turret. In 1523 the town hall at the Dominican Convent selected. Latvian parish acquired in the property in 1582.However, a small Lutheran parish church of the ...

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TV Tower, Riga

TV Tower, Riga

TV Tower, Riga - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The height of the TV tower is of 368 meters. It is one of the ten tallest TV towers in the world and the third in Europe. The observation deck is located at a height of 97 meters, from where you can see the center of Riga, Pardaugava, Riga HPP, and in fine weather, even the Gulf of Riga, the ships in it, and the highest point of Sigulda. The tower was designed by the Georgian architect Nikuradse. Zakyusale began broadcasting in 1986. For the first time the n...

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The Riga Circus

The Riga Circus

The Riga Circus - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

In 1880 the land on which the circus is now and its property were acquired by a well-known circus performer - Albert Salamonsky. Every summer, he came to Riga to deliver on its site a tent and show the program in which he took part. However, the tent was small and Salamonsky decided to build a stone building. The current building was constructed in the circus in 1888 by the architect Frederick John Baumanis. The Circus bu...

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The Parliament Building ( Seimas)

The Parliament Building ( Seimas)

The Parliament Building ( Seimas) - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The building of the Seimas (Parliament) of Republic of Latvia was built in 1867 as the Vidzeme Knighthood house designed by the architect Robert Pflug and the first academically educated Latvian architect Janis Baumanis. The architecture of the building of the House of Knights was focused on the Florentine Renaissance palaces. In 1900 - 1903 the Knight's house greatly expanded the project Common Q. Neumann having a new wing on the...

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St. Jacob Cathedral

St. Jacob Cathedral

St. Jacob Cathedral - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

The Cathedral of St. Jacob was built in the early 13th century and it is the smallest of the churches of Old Riga. At first it was outside the city walls. The Cathedral burned, was rebuilt, reconstructed and completed several times. From the original appearance of the church it is best that the altar room has survived. In the 15th century, the tower clock appeared, the mechanism of which was outside of the tower under the small roof....

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The Powder Tower

The Powder Tower

It is not known when the Powder Tower was built. The very name of the tower - Powder, too, appeared later. It is possible that the first tower on the site for protection has been built in the 13th century. The place for the first time in papers was mentioned in the 14th century under the name of Sand Tower. The current tower was built at the turn of 15 - 16 centuries and was built to protect against bullet ...

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The Powder Tower

The Powder Tower

The Powder Tower - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

It is not known when the Powder Tower was built. The very name of the tower - Powder, too, appeared later. It is possible that the first tower on the site for protection has been built in the 13th century. The place for the first time in papers was mentioned in the 14th century under the name of Sand Tower. The current tower was built at the turn of 15 - 16 centuries and was built to protect against bullet ...

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The Cat House

The Cat House

The Cat House - The Best Places to Visit in Riga

Built by the architect F. Shefel, the Cat House is located on the square in front of Liv Great Guild on Meistaru 10 street. The building is well-known for the fact that there are two metal cats on the roof of the house. In 1910 this house as a residential and office building, was constructed by a rich Latvian merchant, who was not admitted to the Great Guild. The merchant was very upset and on the roof of his house two cats put , th...

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