Farming Village Vlkolinec (World Heritage)
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Farming Village Vlkolinec (World Heritage)

Vlkolínec is a medieval village on a high plateau on the western edge of the Great Fatra. It has a closed ensemble of around 45 wooden buildings, most of which date from the 19th century. Characteristic features are the stone plinths, the brightly painted clay walls and the wooden shingle roofs. The World Heritage honors […]

Studenica Monastery (World Heritage)
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Studenica Monastery (World Heritage)

The Studenica Monastery, which was built in the 12th century, is considered to be the cradle of the Serbian kingdom. The facility was built by Stephan Nemanja, the founder of the Serbian state. Studenica is the largest and richest Serbian Orthodox monastery. In its heyday, the extensive monastery complex comprised numerous churches and palaces. Studenica […]

Historic Center of Porto (World Heritage)
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Historic Center of Porto (World Heritage)

The ancient Portus Cale is terraced into the steep rock walls on the banks of the Douro. From 716 to 997 the city was under Moorish rule. The mighty cathedral towers over the picturesque old town, the Ribeira, with its narrow streets, churches and typical granite houses. Historic Center of Porto: Facts Official title: Historic […]

Irish Music
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Irish Music

Irish music, began with the spread of religious music through the engagement of Irish monks in the monasteries of what was then Europe in the 9th century. From harp music to the “Messiah” Nothing has survived from the heyday of music in the early Middle Ages; possibly the important treatise “Musica enchiriadis” (end of the […]

Denmark Geography
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Denmark Geography

(Kongeriget Danmark). Northern European State (43,098 km²). Capital: Copenhagen. Administrative division: regions (5). Population: 5,511,451 (2009 estimate). Language: Danish (official). Religion: Protestants 84.3%, Muslims 3.7%, non-religious / atheist 6.9%, others 5.1%. Currency unit: Danish krone (100 øre). Human Development Index: 0.952 (13th place). Borders: North Sea (N and W), Baltic Sea (E), Germany (S). Member […]

Old Town Cesky Krumlov (World Heritage)
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Old Town Cesky Krumlov (World Heritage)

The old town of the former Český Krumlov, the »Pearl of the Bohemian Forest«, is an example of a small medieval town with monuments from more than five centuries. The town hall, which was created from the connection of two late Gothic houses, the Gothic church of Sankt Veit and the baroque palace garden are […]

Finland Architecture and Arts
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Finland Architecture and Arts

Architecture At the end of the 19th century, neo-Gothic became intertwined on the one hand with international Art Nouveau (Lars Sonck, * 1870, † 1956; Josef Stenbäck, * 1852, † 1929, etc.) and, on the other hand, in the studios that artists set up in the Finnish wilderness, with the national romantic blockhouse and stone […]

Alcobaça Monastery (World Heritage)
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Alcobaça Monastery (World Heritage)

The origin of the monastery goes back to a vow made by Alfons I. He had it built in gratitude for the victory against the Moors in 1147. The monastery building is one of the largest sacred structures in the country and introduced the Gothic style to Portugal. Alcobaça is closely linked to the founding […]

Arab-Norman Palermo and Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale
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Arab-Norman Palermo and Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale (World Heritage)

Arab-Norman Palermo and Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale (World Heritage) According to zipcodesexplorer, Sicily, repeatedly fought over as a bridge between Africa and Europe, has developed into a melting pot of cultures through numerous conquests since ancient times. All the conquerors left more or less clear traces on the island, which was conquered in the […]

Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
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World Heritages in Italy Part 6

Wine-growing regions in Piedmont: Langhe, Roero and Monferrato (World Heritage) According to topb2bwebsites, Italy is richly blessed with cultural assets, spectacular buildings and entire city ensembles that are among the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage. In 2014, with these wine-growing regions, a rather »quiet« world heritage site that is impressive in terms of landscape […]