The Gothic quarter
Woven from the labyrinth of mysterious streets, talansky ancient mansions, churches and merchants ‘ houses, the Gothic quarter of Barcelona with its ancient enchanting beauty every day attracts crowds of tourists. This place, or Barri Gotic, as it is called, remembers the end of the Roman Empire. Then he was not the heart of the Catalan capital, and the settlement of Barcino.
The most famous building in the quarter, is Barcelona Cathedral. The building has also another international name is the Cathedral of the Holy cross and Saint Eulalia. The architecture of the Cathedral combines Gothic and Catalan elements. At first glance, the building, like its relatives in other countries, it seems heavy and imposing, but upon closer inspection, you notice the smooth curve and the elegance of the ornament. From the dome of the Cathedral offers a wonderful view, magically opening the city from a different perspective.
In addition to the role of the architectural monument and tourist object the Cathedral and performs its job. Contrary to erroneous opinion, it is the Church of Barcelona, which are of primary importance.
In the Gothic quarter is not less interesting places to visit. For example, the plaça Sant Jaume, the main square of the quarter, which has preserved its historical view of the times of the Middle ages. there are buildings Continue reading
GOTHIC, Gothic and neo-Gothic
The violla-Le-Duc (Viollet-le-Duc) eugène Emmanuel (27.1.1814, Paris, – 17.9.1879, Lausanne, Switzerland), French architect, historian and theorist of architecture. Restored a number of French Gothic cathedrals (including Notre Dame de Paris, 1845, together with J. B. Lasso), the fortifications of Carcassonne, the castle of Pierrefonds and others In historical and theoretical writings (“the Explanatory dictionary of French architecture”, 10 vols. 1854-68; “Conversations on architecture”, 2 vols. 1858-72, Rus. lane 1937-38; “Russian art”, 1877, eng. lane 1879) V. sought to identify General patterns of architecture (including the conditionality of the form design), the originality of its national schools, the nature of medieval art, the constructive achievements of Gothic architecture, the study of which stimulated the development of skeletal structures.
Records Of Malta
Maltese little. However, they managed to consolidate many of the highest world achievements.
The most hyped topic of the most ancient structures on the planet, listed in the Guinness book of records. In this popular publication States, verbatim:
The oldest free-standing structures in the world are now believed to be the megalithic temples at Mgarr and Skorba temples in Malta and Ggantija in Gozo dating from c. 3250 BC.
The Guinness Book of Records 1988. The World’s Structures, the Earliest structures.
In Russian something like this:
It is believed that the oldest Autonomous structures on Earth are the megalithic temples of Mgarr and the Sorrow in Malta and in Gozo Ggantija related about the year 3250 BC.
Other records less well known but no less interesting.
Malta has long and firmly holds the first place in the world in consumption of rabbit meat. The average Maltese eats in a year about 10 kilograms of rabbit meat.
Malta ranks first among countries where the highest percentage of children obese. [source]
Not a record, but definitely a notable achievement: Malta ranks fourth in the world in population density among independent Continue reading