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The Gothic quarter of Barcelona

Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is situated around the Cathedral . this is the heart of the old town of Barcelona, called Barri Gòtic . hence was born the city. Therefore, starting the examination of the Cathedral, You will be easy to move from one part of town to another, walking through the narrow streets. The quarter stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana , and from the waterfront to Ponda de Sant Pere .

As I walked from the waterfront after watching Aquarium Via via Laietana, a few blocks to the left You’ll see Gothic buildings, they will not pass. The Gothic quarter has undergone changes that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries, some of the buildings were recovered and restored to attract tourists. The final transformation of the old town was completed in 1929 for the International exhibition, neo-Gothic work continued until 1970. The main works undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries were connected with the restoration of Catalan architecture, such as the facade of the Cathedral was built in 1882 to 1913, with many elements of the Gothic style. Continue reading

The mosque Juma-Jami mosque in Eupatoria

Juma-Jami, aka Khan-Jami – Friday Cathedral mosque in Eupatoria. It is located near the Park. Garayev; towering over the surrounding buildings and is visible from the sea and from the shore. The mosque (on Friday, according to tradition, was born the prophet Mohammed) was laid in Gezlev by a famous Ottoman architect Khoja Sinan.
Friday mosque Juma-Jami (Friday, according to the legend, was born the prophet Mohammed) was laid in Gezlev a year later after coronation of Devlet-Girey I, in 1552 the famous Ottoman architect Khoja Sinan. The construction lasted long, more than ten years, and ended, as expected, in 1564 Under the vaults of the new temple were announced in Istanbul received the right to the Crimean Khanate (the firman), fastened here signature Khan in a special act which was kept in the mosque permanently. Continue reading

10 most scary places in Kiev or where to celebrate Beltain

Perhaps, all have heard of Walpurgis night . when, according to legend, witches gather on a Grand Sabbath. But with a fantastic celebration called Beltain familiar to few.

In fact, Beltain (aka – Beltan, Baltan) and Walpurgis night falls on the same date – the night of 30 April on 1 may. To celebrate this event for the first time thought of the ancient Celts, who saw in it a symbol of the final victory of spring, sun and of light over evil darkness. As we know, the Celts were pagans. So it is not surprising that with the spread of Christianity, the celebration of fertility and love, merged with the day of Saint Walpurgis, national consciousness was transformed into “professional” holiday of evil forces. Something like the second, spring, Halloween, if you want.

How to relate to one of the most mysterious nights of the year, each of us is free to decide for himself. Consider Beltain beautiful calendar as a reason to tickle your nerves? Continue reading