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Milan Cathedral

“What a miracle! This great, this solemn, this is huge! And yet so delicate, so airy and graceful!” Mark TWAIN

Extremely huge white marble Cathedral in the main square of Milan is one of the most famous buildings in Europe. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral and the fourth largest Catholic Cathedral in the world, after the cathedrals of our lady of Peace in ivory coast. St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. Among the Gothic buildings in terms of capacity, it is second only to the Seville Cathedral in Spain. One only of statues in the Cathedral there are more than three thousand. Beauty of the Milan Cathedral is often compared to the Sagrada Familia. but the Milanese say their Cathedral is much older and more beautiful.

Myths and facts

Milan Cathedral was under construction forever. On the spot where once stood the sanctuary of Celtic, then Roman temple of Minerva, at the beginning of the V century Saint Ambrose constructed the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. When a fire in 1075 year damaged the building, it was restored as a Cathedral. Continue reading

The oldest city in the world

Jericho

The history of Jericho goes back centuries. Archaeological excavations have determined the age of the city is eight thousand years BC. The name Jericho means moon, month “yareach”.

The name of the city tells that it was compared with nocturnal luminary of the earth and, therefore, was of great importance. It has a unique location below sea level to 260 meters.

Now it is located on Palestinian territory in the Jordan river, with its Western side, about a dozen miles from the Dead sea.

This ancient city has a rich history. Many times he was destroyed, but was reborn from the ashes like a Phoenix. Despite the destruction, Jericho was inhabited since the moment of Foundation till the present time continuously. And where people live, there is history of humanity.

The bronze age

The city is repeatedly mentioned in the Bible. Perhaps those fragments of walls Dating to the bronze age, which archaeologists have found, are those, which was destroyed with a loud sound of trumpets, called in the old Testament Jericho.

You need to tell us a little about biblical history, which is the oldest city in the world – Jericho. The old Testament povestvuet that in 12-13 centuries BC, the Hebrews, rukovoditelyam Naveen, came to conquer Jericho. They surrounded the walled city. Continue reading

The most beautiful and interesting temples of the world

We continue to get acquainted with the most interesting temples. Today we will visit 7 of them, and if you’re lucky, and look inside.

Duomo di Milano ( Milan Cathedral )

In the heart of Milan there is a magnificent, Gothic-style Cathedral. Many pointed spires, sculptures and statues, columns and turrets — all white marble Milan Cathedral. From any excursions in Milan Russian. you will learn that the Cathedral was built over five centuries and is still the fourth largest Cathedral in the world. From the roof of the Cathedral offers spectacular views of the city. Inside the temple is worshipped by all the inhabitants, the Golden statue of Milan’s patron Saint, and above the altar is a nail that the legend was removed from the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

Jubilee Church ( Jubilee Church )

Jubilee Church or the Church of Merciful Father God was built in 1996-2003 by architect Richard Meier. Initially the Church was intended to revitalize the lives of residents, but, over time, it became a real social centre of Rome. Jubilee Church stands on a triangular site surrounded by high-rise apartment houses in which live about 30,000 people.

The Church of Paraportiani ( Church of Paraportiani )

The snow-white Church was built in the 15th – 17th centuries on ostrovityane, Greece. The temple consists of 5 churches, four of which are on the ground, and the fifth is based on them. Continue reading

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