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Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon

Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon
One of the most cherished of Portugal’s historical buildings is located in the riverside suburb of Belém, west of Lisbon city center, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monastery replaced the church formerly existing in the same place, which was dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém and where the monks of the military-religious Order of Christ provided assistance to seafarers in transit. The construction of the monastery and church began on 6 January 1501, and was completed 100 years later.... 

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific
New Caledonia is a dependent overseas territory of France lying in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea, to the east of Australia and west of Vanuatu. The territory consists of the main island of Grand Terre, the archipelago of the Loyalty Islands , the Isle of Pines and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls. The main island is by far the largest of the group and contains about nine-tenths of the population. It is surrounded by a coral reef that extends from Huon Island in... 

Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy

Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Built as a royal hunting lodge in the early 18th century, it is located in Stupinigi, a suburb of the town of Nichelino, 10 km southwest of Turin. The palace is also surrounded by impressive formal gardens. The surroundng area is now designated as the Stupinigi Natural Park. Within the palace there are also a large number of rooms that form part... 

Isola Bella and Palazzo Borromeo, Italy

Isola Bella and Palazzo Borromeo, Italy
Isola Bella is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 metres from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 metres long by 400 metres wide and is divided between the Palace, its Italianate garden, and a small fishing village. The island can be reached by service boat or motor launch from Stresa, Verbania, Baveno and Arona. In 1632, Carlo III Borromeo decided to have a palace built for his wife Isabella d’Adda and selected... 

Island of Capri in Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

Island of Capri in Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy
Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The island is a single block of limestone 6.25 km long, with a maximum width of 2.7 km and an area of 10.4 square km. The island has a population of 12,200 people. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. Capri is 45 kilometers from Naples and takes approx 50 to 80 minutes to reach by boat depending on whether you take a... 

Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles

Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles
The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. The Broad is open to the public six days a week at the following times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays... 

Bhaktapur – Explore Nepal

Bhaktapur – Explore Nepal
Bhaktapur is located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley. It is known variously as City of Culture, Living Heritage, Nepal’s Cultural Gem. Also, it is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The others are Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Patan. Founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla, Bhaktapur was the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until the 15th century and was an independent kingdom from then until the 18th century. In 1744, Prithvi Narayan... 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Annia Regilla, Athens, Greece. The odeon had thirty-two rows of seating and accommodated some five thousand people. It was built similar to Roman theaters, with a semi-circular orchestra paved with black and white tiles. A cedar roof was built over the theater, improving the acoustics. The roof had... 

Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lighting 2017

Kek Lok Si Temple Chinese New Year Lighting 2017
Standing on a hilltop at Air Itam, near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The temple began construction in the early 1890′s and is still going on today. The complex is divided into three zones while the temple grounds comprise the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond. The mid section of the temple houses temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion; meanwhile the hilltop plays host to an enormous... 

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City
The magnificent Hohensalzburg standing high over the city of Salzburg.It is main tourist attraction of a city. The Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in the 11th century by Archbishop Gebhard and is the largest unconquered fortress in Europe. The castle is 150 meters wide and 250 meters long, and the oldest part is over 900 years old. The Hohensalzburg Fortress functioned as a prison, residence, and fortress. It is a must-see attraction and is open all year round. Numerous museums and imposing architecture... 
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