Expedition to the Ustyurt plateau
This was the first trip taken by the author. The group in addition to the author, while the fourth-year student of geological faculty of Moscow state pedagogical University, was already…

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Mysterious and amazing places on Earth
The more you travel, the more I wonder, just how much there is in the nature of mysteries and secrets. Such places are everywhere, even near us, if a good…

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The Gothic quarter in Barcelona. What to see?

The Gothic quarter is a district of Barcelona, home to magnificent medieval buildings, there are several major monuments.

The history of the Gothic quarter is rooted in the very ancient times, in the times of Roman rule over Spain. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city, and with it quarter fell into decay, but only in order to blossom in the most glorious days of Catalonia when it was the Kingdom of Aragon. Most of the building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The tumultuous events in the history of Catalonia and Spain in the following century and again could affect the safety of local attractions, but fortunately for the tourists. the block stood on their foundations firmly.

The sights of the Gothic quarter

In the neighborhood you can find a huge number of interesting medieval buildings and some buildings are real sights, a magnet for tourists. Continue reading

Walk through the Gothic quarter in Barcelona

In Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is actually great to just get lost, going from one narrow streets to another, to wander among the chaotic urban planning, to feel the atmosphere and spirit of the middle ages. My first acquaintance with the Gothic quarter was exactly that – we just wandered and swerved through the streets of the old part of town, but then to our surprise it turned out that we wandered in all corners of the quarter, it was a shame. A year later, I wandered through the Gothic quarter with the card, and was satisfied because he saw all the wealth the area. Map of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona was very convenient, in addition to the medieval picture, as well as a handy diagram of the quarter, it offers and route description of the historical places, best option is not found! Offer to Your attention a medieval picture + scheme quarter.

And now, some history from Wikipedia: actually the name of the quarter received because of its medieval buildings. The quarter begins from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla stretches from Avenue of via Lautan. Typical of medieval towns chaotic layout is preserved in the Gothic quarter. The quarter consists of narrow winding streets, many of which are closed to travel. Most of the buildings date from the XIV—XV centuries, however, sohranilis Roman monuments. The quarter was inhabited during the reign of Octavian August. Continue reading

The mysterious tunnels of the Log

On the outskirts of the village Bolshoi Log, Aksai district, there is an amazing place, hidden from prying eyes by high hills. However, local residents and so pass by his side: so a lot goes about it different hearings…

Accompanied by the head of the Rostov non-Profit anomalous phenomena service, Andrei Policeman and adventurer Dmitry Mokrushina correspondent “AIF” went to see the mysterious underground tunnels that go deep into one of the don hills.

Who built the underground facilities?

Not knowing exactly where these tunnels, finding them is not easy. Four blackish entrance masked the surrounding hills and dense vegetation. In front of the gaping earth holes — a small flat area. Once the entrances to the tunnels were laid: in places even remained stone walls, subsequently destroyed those who like to climb on the caves. Continue reading