Month: January 2018

  • Lucca Cathedral

    Lucca Cathedral

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    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…

  • Guinigi Tower

    Guinigi Tower

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    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…

  • 6 Amazing Facts about Jerez de la Frontera

    6 Amazing Facts about Jerez de la Frontera

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA   1. The City had a few names through out its history, started outas “Xeres” in Roman times and then became “Sherrish” under the Moorish rulers and finally ended up as “Jerez de la Frontera” in the 14th century because of its location, on the border of…

  • Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera

    Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera

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    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…

  • 10 Amazing Facts about Genoa

    10 Amazing Facts about Genoa

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    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…

  • Museo del Enganche

    Museo del Enganche

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    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…

  • Palacio del Virrey Laserna

    Palacio del Virrey Laserna

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    Discover the incomparable exquisiteness of the Viceroy Laserna Palace: Luxurious and splendor based in the heart of the historic center of Jerez de la Frontera. It’s been passed down through generations since the conquest of Jerez by Alfonso X the sage at the second 50% of the 13th century. Learn through our guided tours the…

  • 10 Amazing Facts about Exeter

    10 Amazing Facts about Exeter

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT EXETER   The Exeter Guildhall is the oldest civic building in Britain, parts of the building dates as far back as 1160. Exeter was founded by the Romans, once called Isca and was the tribal capital of the Domnonirums. There are 7 other places around the world called Exeter, including…

  • 5 Amazing Facts about Eupen

    5 Amazing Facts about Eupen

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    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…