Berlin's architecture has a long and rich history. Every major European style from Roman to Postmodern is represented. Its churches are undoubtedly some of its most beautiful structures and these three situated in central Berlin are well worth a visit. 1. Marienkirche Berlin’s second-ever Christian church built in the mid-13th century, which features a wonderful 15th-century fresco called ‘The Dance of Death’ 800 years ago, Berlin’s main exports were timber and rye, which wer
With thousands to choose from, finding the right bar in London can pose a tricky challenge. It's home to many great places to grab a drink, but here are our top 5 in South and East London to help make your decision a little easier. 1. Beer Merchants Tap Warehouse style beer hall with a huge range of beers from around the world. Just round the corner from Hackney Wick, the Beer Merchants Tapis a hip warehouse-style beer hall. Find over 20 keg taps, two cask pumps and hundreds
In construction for almost 150 years,the Sagrada Família has become one of Barcelona's defining landmarks and one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, the unfinished building is one of the greatest examples of Catalan Modernist architecture. The first stone was placed on Saint Joseph's Day, the 19th of March 1882. Initially, the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar oversaw the project, but swiftly abandoned the commission due to disagreements.
For the ancients, the Forum represented the centre of public life, used simultaneously as a market, tribunal, meeting area, and location for religious dedications and sacrifices. Triumphal processions, the privilege of victorious emperors following military campaigns, were also conducted through its passage ways, ending up at the Capitoline Hill. Although we now associate the Forum with the grander activities that took place here, it’s also worth remembering that the town cen
Admiralty Arch is significant both for its impressive architecture and as the gateway to the Mall, the road that leads up to Buckingham Palace. It was built, as the Latin inscription at its peak explains, as a memorial to the Queen: ‘In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910’. The Arch was the administrative headquarters of the Royal Navy, the self-proclaimed greatest naval force in history, and source of the British Empire’s i