This church is located in the artsy Montmartre neighborhood, where any student of "les Beaux Arts" will paint your portrait or caricature in 5 minutes time.
Its streets carry the aroma of crêpes and ice cream. You can sit for tea in
It’s a beautiful journey to do by foot from the restaurant Eneperi to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. You will find, at the right side of the restaurant a path that says “San Juan” that will take you to the chapel.
There is also a paved
You want some advice? Choose well the time of year you want to go there. Depending on the time of year there will be more or less people. I chose the 2nd week of July and it was a perfect choice.
For me, it is an absolute must
Every time I go back to Istanbul, I think "well, I've already seen the Hagia Sophia so many times, I think this time I'll skip it." And every time, without fail, I always fall to temptation and enter again to marvel at its
In the lovely Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, one of the most touristic and beautiful places of the city, there is Santa María del Mar church. A building of Catalan Gothic style. It is important to keep this fact in mind, since it will
The Abbey is the premier Anglican church in the world. It's a Gothic church the size of a cathedral, and is the priamry place for coronation and burial ceremonies of the English monarchy. The Abbey is stunning from the outside. The
The Sistine Chapel is one of the treasures of the Vatican, and it is home a grand fresco by the king of Renaissance painting: Michelangelo. In it you can see the famous image of the Creation on Man surrounded by endless allegorical
The incomparable mountain of Montserrat, unique in the world for its peculiar silhouette and training, is located less than an hour from the city of Barcelona by train departing from the very center of Barcelona, which has direct
We talked about this place at the tourist office in Burgos. It is in Fuentes Blancas Park. It was commissioned by Queen Isabella in the XV century, in 1441, and later suffered in fire. Of particular interest is the altarpiece and the
None of the great Roman basilicas represent a mixture of different styles so skillfully as Santa Maria Maggiore.
Her triple-hall format is lined with columns from the original 5th-century building. The floor is made of cosmatesque
Also known as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, this is one of the most emblematic buildings of St. Petersburg. It is located near the bank of the Gribaedova canal, and was built in honor of Tsar Alexander II, who was killed
Fourviere is a special place for its connection with the origin of the city of Lyon. In this city the second Catholic church of Europe can be found and with your imagination you can see what kind of experiences the people of the time
A few meters from Oviedo on Monument road, and just a few metres from another unforgettable monument like Santa Maria del Naranco is San Miguel del Lillo, built in Asturian pre-Romanesque style. The surroundings of the church make it
The idea of building a temple up in the mountain of the Tibidabo was born in the 19th century. The Holy Hear Temple was started in 1902 and finished in 1961. It is a huge building of neo-Gothic style and crowned by a bronze statue of
Personally I think of this church, together with the Tower of the Clerics as one of the monuments that best represents the city of Oporto, along with the Luis I Bridge. Both are some of the most emblematic places in the city. This is
La Seo Cathedral is, in my humble opinion, the most stunning cathedral in Zaragoza, even more than the world-famous Basilica de Pilar. It's located at the east end of the Plaza de PIlar, right behind the Roman Forum
My favorite church in Rome is in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Trastevere. It's not the most impressive nor the most fraught with artistic treasures, but for me it's simple elegance makes it the most beautiful. This is the
Wars are hated for destroying human lives, but the monuments that arise from them are often gems. It is strange and paradoxical to think what is capable of building the human being can be, in turn what can destroy it. This is the case
L'église de la Madeleine is found in the Place de la Madeleine, just behind the Place de la Concorde. The neo-classical church took 85 years to build due to the wartime instability during that era. It’s located in the 8th
The church of San Pietro in Vincoli is located close to the Colosseum and is a fascinating visit for loversof art, painting, and sculpture. Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses is a work so impressive and majestic that it can hardly be
During Expo 98, we spent a month in Portugal. We visited Lisbon but Fatima was, because of my religious background, crucial and I could not miss a visit to Our Lady of Fatima. I must admit that the place was thrilling, it has an
The same thing happens to me with books as with movies. I put myself in the plot so much that when I'm finished it's like I invented another character. I am one of them. I'm on stage. But then the magic fades away. However, in
In my opinion, it is the most important church in Venice, well-known worldwide, and the best representation of Byzantine art in northern Italy. It was built in 828 to be the Pantheon of the apostle Mark. It has a Greek cross and five
This church, in the heart of Tübinguen or Tübingen, and was constructed between the years 1440 and 1529. The complex has a tower, 3 aisles with rows of side chapels and clerestory. Inside, are the ancient tombs of dukes, the reading
The Chora Church is located in the outskirts of Istanbul and, while it's a ways away from the city's main points of interest, it's still a must if you're traveling to Istanbul. The church was built in the 4th century and subsequently
Right next to the Bastion de Pescadores stands the church of San Matias. It was under renovation while I was visiting, as most of it was being restored, but you could see its importance. It is in a prime location and it doesn't only
In the heart of Lisbon are the Carmo Ruins with a museum as well as the archaeological restorations. It's religious architecture, a convent that suffered the ravages of an earthquake and a flood that changed the city. The result was
The Basilica of San Vicente is one of many worthwhile churches in the medieval city of Ávila, but it stands out for its unique and exquisitely carved cenotaph (symbolic tomb). It's located right outside of the imposing city walls and
Entering Santes Creus is to step into a reality that remains hidden, one which we must all uncover: the power of serenity. Every corner, floor, stone, and tree is a relic of this place’s golden past. It once had life! Monastical, yes,
It was late, on 7 March 2011. I had just arrived after a short flight from Salvador. My hotel was situated near the source of the large Ministries huge. I met some friends, Brazilians, and then started to tour the beautiful monuments.