The canals, lakes and the sea form the backdrop to modern Copenhagen and are witnesses of the port city’s past as a major Baltic enclave. This also is reflected in the name of the city, København , a corruption of købmanne hafen or merchant port. The foundation of the city dates from 1167, when Bishop Absalon built a stronghold on the island of Slotsholmen today enclave Christiansborg
Several decades ago, Barcelona was not on the list of most visited cities in Spain. However, that was once a decayed industrial center, with little to offer, has undergone a dramatic transformation that culminated in the celebration of the Olympic Games in 1992. Through this event, Barcelona benefited from significant investments to improve city. Since then it has become the mecca of the best architects in the
Ljubljana is a European city that has been long forgotten, but the vibrant capital of Slovenia is trying to catch up after the country’s accession to the European Union in 2004, the year he also started flying the airlines, inviting tourists to discover one of the most charming capitals of the continent. In recent years, the odd newspaper has called Ljubljana as the “New Prague”, it is true that at
One of the most beautiful cities in Spain , Santiago de Compostela has always been a popular destination it is not surprising that there the world’s oldest hotel, is located Hostal dos Reis Catolicos . The city also appears in the first travel guide from history, the Codex Calixtinus the twelfth century, which details the famous pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. The importance of the city in the history
If you are looking for flamenco, fiestas, tapas and bullfighting and dierentes an impressive display of architectural styles, here are his best plays. Romantic, fanciful, mysterious and passionate, these are the adjectives that have always been used to describe Seville. Although it is also said to be wild (for its bullfighting and flamenco tradition sense), reserved, striking and insular. This is the city, a set of clear contrasts in any
The largest cemetery to occupy a large area of 44 hectares (or in other units 110 acres) in the beautiful city of Paris, capital of France, is Pere Lachaise Cemetery which was also known as cimetière de l’Est, or we can say “east cemetery” . To nobody’s surprise this cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city despite of some amazingly huge cemetery in the suburbs of the city. This really
Park Guell is a garden compound containing the historical architects essentials located on the mountain of El Carmel inside the Gràcia area of Barcelona, Spain. The place was planned and constructed by the Catalan designer named Antoni Gaudí and was constructed in the period of 1900-1914. It has the area span of 0.1718 km² which is very huge area. It is one of the largest structures in the southern Europe
If you are visiting Europe then you are most likely to visit some of the famous forts in the area. But would you like to actually stay in one? Ashford Castle Hotel provides you with a unique opportunity to stay in one of the historic palace and to enjoy the same splendour that the old kings and queens of past did.