Palma de Mallorca was founded by the Roman Consul Ceciliam Metellus in 123 BC era as a Roman camp. Palma survived the capture of the Byzantine Empire and the colonization of the Moors. And was taken by the Aragonese king Jaime the Conqueror. Each era has left its mark in the history and architecture of the city. It is the capital not only of the island but the whole archipelago, in addition to consists of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and numerous smaller Islands. Here there are palaces and cathedrals, museums and the fortress. Palma de Mallorca is the permanent summer residence of the Spanish monarchs. Every day here comes a huge number of ships and cruise liners that connect Mallorca to the mainland and ensuring the island’s prosperity.
THE CATHEDRAL LA SEU
The Cathedral of Palma or the Cathedral Santa maría de Palma, best known under a third name – “La seu”, the architectural gem of the Balearic Islands. This is one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Europe and the largest built in the Middle ages. Continue reading
A unique place of Phiolent is St. George monastery. It was founded in 891 by Greek sailors. They caught in a storm, suffered shipwreck, and, seeing their inevitable death, began to call on the help of the Holy great Martyr George. The Saint heard their desperate cry, appeared on a big cliff near the shore and immediately calmed the storm.
The most unique place of Phiolent is St. George monastery. the monastery was founded in 891 by Greek sailors. They caught in a storm, suffered shipwreck, and, seeing their inevitable death, began to call on the help of the Holy great Martyr George. The Saint heard their desperate cry, appeared on a big cliff near the shore and immediately calmed the storm. When the saved sailors climbed up the cliff, on its top they found an icon of St. George, took it to the shore and rocky cliff made a cave Church. The most righteous of them settled near it and became hermits. Continue reading
Krakow is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities of Poland, with its specific and unique character. It’s here for centuries, met different people, cultures and religions, creating an exceptional atmosphere of this city. Krakow is one of the few places in the world, which was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. The architectural team of the old town, which has endured all historical cataclysms, while retaining unchanged since the middle ages, the system was recognized as one of the most precious treasures of architecture in the world. Only within the boundaries of the old Centre of Krakow there are more than 300 historic stone houses, churches and palaces. Their rich interior decoration testifies to the hard work of long-time residents of this town, about their sense of beauty and aesthetics. Its fame Krakow obliged, also, to outstanding people who lived here, such as N. Copernicus, Continue reading