January 2018

Lucca Cathedral

Lucca Cathedral

The Lucca Cathedral also known as the San Martino Cathedral in Lucca is a beautiful marble cathedral with spectacular Romanesque sculptures on its facade and a crucifix sheltered inside. Lucca Cathedral was consecrated in 1070 by Pope Alexander II, previously the Bishop of Lucca. The impetus for substituting the Church of St. Martin with a …

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Guinigi Tower

Guinigi Tower

The Guinigi Tower is the most important tower in Lucca and one of the few remaining towers around the city walls, the Guinigi is an impressive 44.25 meters high tower that used to be the residence of one of the most powerful and wealthy families in Tuscany during 1300’s. The Towers was used for protection …

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Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera

Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera

The Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera was established in 1963 from the Municipal Archaeological Collection, two centuries later in 1982 the excavations of the Municipal Archeology Service were added expanding the Museum collection. It’s now one of the most important Museums in Jerez however the Museum first opened in 1935. The Museum has …

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Photos of Genoa

10 Amazing Facts about Genoa

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GENOA   Before Italy was United and became the Italian Republic, Genoa was a republic that included the island of Corsica. The World’s greatest explorer Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451 and donated part of his income from the discovery of the Americas to his hometown. His house …

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Museo del Enganche

Museo del Enganche

The Enganche museum opened in 2002, situated in the wine cellar complex, which dates from the early nineteenth century is one of the kind museums, where you can admire carriages, horses and equestrian clothing. The visitor can enjoy an excellent collection of carriages and harnesses exhibited in conjunction with innovative multimedia systems. The main hall has …

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Eupen City

5 Amazing Facts about Eupen

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT EUPEN     The Official Language of Eupen is German. After World War I, the Treaty of Versailles transferred Eupen from Germany to Belgium. Eupen is the Capital city of Belgium’s German-Speaking Community. The old French name of the town was Néau. Eupen’s association football team, the K.A.S Eupen is the …

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Jaen Facts

6 Amazing Facts about Jaén

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAEN     The City of Jaén comes from the Moorish word ‘Geen’ or ‘Jayyan’, Which means stopping post of a Caravan route. Jaén was a strategic position on the frontline between Christian Spain and Moorish Granada. Within the Jaén’s Cathedral, behind the altar, is a religious artifact, a cloth, known as the …

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