I must admit that for as tall as I am, today I felt incredibly small. This temple gives you an overwhelming sensation, one of insignificance in front of such a great masterpiece. This afternoon, we decided to enter after putting the
What can I say about Notre Dame that dozens of other reviewers haven’t already said? It’s the most famous cathedral in the world and, after having visited, definitely one of the most beautiful. One of the most common things I had
The historical center of Santiago has great monuments that reflect its richness and the settlement of important people with great influence and power.
The main axis is around the Cathedral, a building that was begun in 1075 over
La Giralda is a part of the Cathedral of Seville, although for its history it deserves its own separate chapter. Not for nothing, it is all that remains of the mosque on which the aforementioned cathedral was built.
It is the
The Duomo of Milan is a famous Gothic cathedral that's a true symbol of this city. This impressively large temple, among the largest in the world, was built during many artistic eras but I'd like to make a special mention of its
Without drawing attention away from the majesty of its dome, approaching the Duomo is even more exciting because we can quickly feel the vertigo of the high tower, solid and white, the delicacy of the Baptistery doors or the strength
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar is perhaps, along with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and La Sagrada Famila, one of the most famous and frequently-visited Catholic cathedrals in all of Spain. According to tradition, it
Highly criticized and reviled, the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena (Saint Maria the Royal) is the perfect complement to the Palacio de Oriente (Royal Palace of Madrid). They are found right next door to each other. The
Perhaps the fact that being half from there and having family there, my objectivity may be impaired, but along with those of Toledo and Granada (cathedrals I've seen), that of Seville is one of the most impressive and beautiful in
Construction on the cathedral in Burgos began in 1221 under Fernando III, the King of Castilla, and was dedicated in 1765 with the construction of the towers and the dome.
The long time it took to build this gothic cathedral gives
The "Berliner Dom" is a Lutheran Church and is located in Berlin Mitte, the place by the Spree River where this beautiful city was founded. It isn´t super old as it was built between 1895 and 1905 by the order of William II and
This is a corner that can’t be missed every time you visit Toledo. The cathedral was built in the 13th Century, in a pure gothic style that can only be compared in Spain with the Burgos’ Cathedral or the one in León. Its façade,
The cathedral, the most representative of the gothic French style in all of Spain, isn’t the biggest of size, but it’s the biggest when it comes to spirituality.
The luminosity resulting from the magnificent and extensive stain
With its staggering dimensions and finishing touches by Bernini, the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica represents a perfect combination of harmony and majesty. Perhaps its greatest aspect is the cupola by Michelangelo. In the past, it
Everything in the Cathedral of Palma is immense. They say that the gothic rose window is the biggest in the world and it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true, as it’s almost impossible to get the whole façade in a picture, even with a
It is a truly special place. The entire city of Salamanca is imbued with magic, precious corners and spectacular views ... But of everything one can find in the city, my favourite has to be the cathedrals. No need to be a believer in
Old gothic-style temple, official building of the Archbishopric of the city of Barcelona in Catalunya. It is named Santa Eulalia after the patron saint of this lovely Catalan city.
It is located in the center of the city and is
"St. Paul's Church" is a small church where something unnoticed happens amidst the bustle of Covent Garden. It's on the west side of the market, just behind the area used by mime artists, charlatans and other characters that entertain
Situated in the heart of the city of Valencia, The cathedral of Valencia is worth a visit, known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria; its bell tower is a highlight, nicknamed the ‘Miguelete’ in Spanish or in Valencian ‘Micalet’.
Whenever I approach the center of Malaga it seems as if the "manquita" greets me or asks for help upon seeing itself drowned by the buildings surrounding it ... Still, browsing around Malaga and finding its tower, from time to time,
We had just finished dinner and were headed to the apartment when we passed through the Cathedral Square and noticed a huge crowd. Since it wasn´t even 9 at night and we weren´t in a hurry, we decided to wait to see what was going on.
You must visit this place after the changing of the guards, it is situated close to the cathedral, which is reached via the interior hallway of a huge building. If you go inside, you can admire the stained glass featuring ships that
For me, the Cathedral of Segovia is the best sight in the city, even more so than the Aqueduct or Alcazar, which are both amazing in their own right. The Cathedral, though, has something special. It's a combination of the sheer size,
From this tower you can see the heights Cadiz. You climb up a stone ramp built into a kind of shaped staircase. The views are breathtaking, as they are very central and quite high. When you get to the top, a PA system tells you the
The Cathedral of Granada, although it is not as spectacular as other cathedrals in Spain like the one in Burgos, Toledo or León, is an essential monument if you to get to know this beautiful city.
Built a little later than those
This cathedral is beautiful. Only a stone's throw away from the Casas Colgadas and located on Cuenca's Plaza Mayor, it is a definite must-see during your visit of the city. On the same square you will be able to have a nice meal for
The cathedral can be found in the center of Oporto. It is perfectly accessible from the exit of the metro of S. Benito. It´s a cathedral whose floor is of the romantic style but was restored many times. The most interested to visit
It's perhaps the most perfect example of Italian Gothic architecture. Nicola Pisano was the architect responsible for designing the majority of the cathedral. The entrance, characterized by the the drawing of fringes in polichrome
St. Stephen's Basilica is dedicated to the first king of Hungary, St. Stephen. It is the largest church in Budapest that can hold up to 8500 people. There is no fee to visit the basilica, but there is for certain things, like climbing
Now, I'm a fan of sunsets, especially on the beach!. But, on this trip to Picardy and especially during our time in Orleans, I noticed that the sunsets were not only beautiful with the sea as the background, but equally beautiful when
Another must if you go through Murcia. It's a pleasant surprise that you wouldn't necessarily be able to find while wandering through the city. I liked seeing the perfect state it retains, as it is so clean, above all, the stories