Sunday, February 3, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi

Not too far from the Polish borders is located one of the oldest extant buildings in Ukraine - Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi. This is...

Monaco Cathedral

The present day Cathedral of Monaco symbolizes the rebirth of this small principality in the late 19th century, when Monaco turned into independent and...

Church of Santa Coloma d’Andorra

Andorra is rich with medieval churches and the oldest one is Church of Santa Coloma d'Andorra which, most likely, was built sometimes between the...

Gorham’s Cave

The impressive Rock of Gibraltar hides many secrets but some of the most intriguing are linked to Gorham's Cave. This could be the last...

Monte Brasil “Phoenician sanctuaries”

There are several small rock-cut chambers - so called Monte Brasil "Phoenician sanctuaries" - near the beautiful Renaissance town Angra do HeroĆ­smo. Their origin...

Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery is not just a monastery - it is a lot more than this, a monument to the unity of nation and union...

Masada

Best known monument of the Jewish resistance against foreign occupation is Masada - an impressive fortress not far from the Dead Sea. According to...

Petra

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in...

Nimrud

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire. The early 21st...

Shrine of Ali, Mazar-i-Sharif (Blue Mosque)

One of the most beautiful buildings in Afghanistan is Blue Mosque - Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif. Many Afghanis believe that here is buried...