Month: October 2015

Dont miss out on the magnificent Windsor Castle in London

Open throughout the year, the Castle’s dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history and covers an area of 26 acres. Highlights include the magnificent State and Semi-State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George’s Chapel where ten monarchs are buried, and a masterpiece in miniature

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle’s lavish, early 19th-century State Apartments are architecturally significant, described by art historian Hugh Roberts as “a superb and unrivalled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

The castle includes the 15th-century St George’s Chapel, considered by historian John Martin Robinson to be “one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic” design. More than 500 people live and work in Windsor Castle.

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The Natural attractions and Beauties of Bohemian Paradise (Ceský ráj)

There are not many places in Europe that offer as many natural attractions and beauties as Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj). At first glance, this hospitable landscape is scattered with dramatic rock formations, deep shady valleys, meandering rivers and quiet ponds surrounded by forests.

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This piece of land is popular thanks to a beautiful and varied countryside. There are a lot of places which should be seen. People can go for a walk and admire many natural beauties; they can drive to many castles, chateaus, ruins, museums, and other sights.

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Geologically unique objects such as Bozkovské dolomitové jeskyně (caves), paleontological, mineralogical and archaeological locations and numerous plant and animal species deserve both our attention and our protection. Bohemian Paradise is the oldest protected landscape area in the Czech Republic and in 2005 it became the core of a new UNESCO Geopark.

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The top 5 things not to miss while visiting Barcelona by Digitourist!

  1. La Sagrade familia

La Sagrada Familia. or the holy family church, is Antoni Gaudi’s most ambitious work, it’s a summary of everything that Gaudi’s designed before. With its size, detail and profound architecture it’s a really one of a kind cathedral

La Sagrade Familia
La Sagrade Familia

The first stone for La Sagrada Familia was laid in 1882 and the building will be finished in 2026.

That gives you a good idea how big La Sagrada Familia really is, in fact it is so gigantic that a big part of the Sagrade Familia already is being renovated!

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Prices to take a look inside are around €11-15 and is definitely worth the price!

2. Fonts-de-Montjuic

Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

Fonts de Montjuic
Fonts de Montjuic

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain is an Masterpiece.

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3. Parque de la Ciudadela

Come for a stroll, a picnic, a visit to the zoo or to inspect Catalonia’s regional parliament, but don’t miss a visit to this, the most central green lung in the city. Parc de la Ciutadella is perfect for winding down.

Parque de la Ciudadela
Parque de la Ciudadela

The monumental cascada (waterfall) near the Passeig de Pujades park entrance, created between 1875 and 1881 by Josep Fontserè with the help of an enthusiastic young Gaudí, is a dramatic combination of statuary, rugged rocks, greenery and thundering water – all of it perfectly artificial. Nearby, you can hire a rowing boat to paddle about in the small lake.

Parque de la Ciudadela
Parque de la Ciudadela

4. Parc Güell

Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí’s artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase. During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry.

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parc güell

To that, the Catalan artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premisses.

parc güell
parc güell

5. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya , is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona. the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme. The Museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

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Top 5 things to visit in Lucerne Switzerland

5.Kunstmuseum Luzern

The Swiss Museum of Transport is Switzerland’s most-visited museum and showcases the fascinating history of transport, its achievements and its vehicles. Art lovers will take great delight in the Rosengart Collection and the Lucerne Museum of Art. The Glacier Garden has fascinating kettle basins – giant rock formations that date from the last Ice Age. The Bourbaki Panorama, for its part, is one of the world’s last-remaining paintings in the round, and the Richard Wagner Museum occupies the building where the composer himself once lived.

Kunstmuseum Luzern
Kunstmuseum Luzern

4.Kapellbrücke und Wasserturm

The Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique since it contains a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with most of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions.

Kapellbrücke und Wasserturm
Kapellbrücke und Wasserturm

3.Swiss Chocolate Adventure

The Swiss Chocolate Adventure is a new theme world that allows the visitor to learn interesting facts about the discovery, origin, production and transport of chocolate. Seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting: this multimedia voyage of discovery appeals to different senses. It illustrates the entire value creation and transport chains from the cultivation of the cocoa bean and the transport to Switzerland up to the manufacture and sale of the finished chocolate product.

Tour available in German, French, Italian, English, Spanish and Chinese.

Swiss Chocolate Adventure
Swiss Chocolate Adventure

2.Planetarium – Luzern

Since its opening in 1969, the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium has been a source of fascination for young and old. Beneath the 18m dome, (projection area 508 m2) you will experience a breathtaking starry sky and discover the principles and the latest research findings from the world of astronomy. This, the only large planetarium in Switzerland, belongs to an exclusive circle able to depict dome-filling moving pictures on its 508 m2 area.

Planetarium - Luzern
Planetarium – Luzern

1.Verkehrshaus der Schweiz – Luzern

The Swiss Transport Museum or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, in Lucerne, is a beautiful museum of transport (including locomotives, automobiles, ships, and aircraft) as well as communications. It is Switzerland’s most popular museum! The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor.

Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz – Luzern

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