The most famous Gothic buildings in Moscow

It is believed that as such the medieval Gothic style in Russia was not, however, according to historians, the first Gothic elements in Russian architecture was used by Vasily Bazhenov in the construction of the Palace in Tsaritsyno. In Moscow and several other buildings with a recognizable Gothic elements. An overview of seven such structures lead “the Moscow news” .

The mansion of Savva Morozov, street Spiridonovka, 17

Built in 1898 by architect Shekhtel for millionaire and his new wife, literally stolen them from the nephew. The Gothic style building was designed to emphasize the close relationship Morozova with England, where he spent the years of study. Inside the mansion were decorated by Mikhail Vrubel, but to see the interior only on special tours of moskomnasledie. According to one version, three-sided window of the former Morozov mansion Margarita flew to the ball to Woland.

Pharmacy Ferraina, Nikolskaya ulitsa, 21

At the time, was the largest in Europe. From the street the facade is in neo-Baroque style and overlooking the courtyard part of the building looks like a real Gothic castle with a tower clock. This amazing appearance pharmacy came as a result of the restructuring of the old building at the end of the nineteenth century. The interiors of the pharmacy are also impressed: marble staircases, ceilings with moldings, huge Continue reading

The Gothic quarter of Barcelona

The Gothic quarter of Barcelona

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Online video journey through the Gothic quarter of Barcelona.

The oldest part of Barcelona – Gothic quarter. Currently the Gothic quarter is the most popular and favourite destination among tourists.

It’s hard to imagine acquaintance with Barcelona without visiting this place. Nowhere else will you find such clusters of buildings in the Gothic style. The Gothic quarter is sometimes called “Cathedral” because it is the Cathedral, a building that celebrates its history and beauty.

The Gothic quarter begins in the oldest area of Barcelona – Plaza Nova. Once there was the main market square of the city. The protection of medieval Barcelona were the city walls, some of which we can observe today in the form of two Roman towers on plaça Nova.

Roman tower is not the only attraction of this area. We can not say about the Episcopal Palace and the building of the College of Architects. The latter can not boast of a rich history since it was built in the 20th century, but it is noteworthy that the frieze of the exterior facade was made by Pablo Picasso.

Another famous building on the Plaza Nova Casa del Ardiaca, the house of the archdeacon. It includes the ancient Roman tower, and its rear wall is Continue reading

The Gothic quarter

The Gothic quarter

The Gothic quarter is the historic value for Barcelona, it is easy to get along with buildings from the Renaissance, Roman buildings and structures in the neoclassical style, which came to us not in the best form. The official name of the “Gothic quarter” was in the early 20-ies of the last century. In this area of Barcelona is also located the Cathedral, so it’s also called “the Cathedral” quarter.

Medieval market square (Placa Nova) appeared in the late fourteenth century served as the beginning of the Gothic quarter. During this period the whole city was surrounded by ancient Roman walls, part of which was the Roman head, today they can be found in Plaza Nova. The remains of a Roman aqueduct preserved in the market square and to our time. In the era of the Romans the city was called Barcino – this word will create a visual “poem” of Catalan artist Joan Brossa.

Also in this center is a couple of the city’s attractions: the Palace of the Bishops of Barcelona and the house of archdeacon Lewis Deeply.

The Palace of the Bishops of Barcelona does not belong to the Baroque era, despite the fact that he has a Baroque facade. The building was built on ancient Roman foundations that sharply contrasts with the built in the twentieth century by the building of the College of Architects. Continue reading

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