In the world there are many cities with a developed system of canals, ducts and bridges, because of which they are often called the “Venice” of their countries. The most interesting of them will be discussed in this article …
Of course, we will not compare the architectural appearance and history of these cities with the original Venice. The purpose of this article is different – to talk about cities whose inhabitants as well as the Venetians live on the water …
Empuriabrava – Spanish Venice
On the Mediterranean coast of Spanish Catalonia, in the Costa Brava, near the French border, about 150 km from Barcelona, there is the town of Ampuriabrava, built up in Mediterranean-style houses, and known as the Spanish Venice. The total length of the dense network of canals here is almost 25 km, and the number of berths is about five thousand. Unlike Italian Venice, here you can drive to the house either by car or by boat. Continue reading
Azerbaijan is our close neighbor. This country has not only a common border with Russia, but a common historical past, and many spiritual, economic and humanitarian ties. However, how much do we know about modern Azerbaijan?
Sights of Azerbaijan
Any tourist route in Azerbaijan begins in Baku. Sights in the capital of Azerbaijan, as they say, for every taste. Tourists are primarily attracted by Icheri Sheher – an ancient residential quarter behind the fortress wall, in which about 1300 Azerbaijani families live today.
Icheri Sheher – the so-called “Old City” in Baku
On the territory of Icheri Sheher, which is part of the so-called Old Town, there are dozens of historical monuments, among which the most famous are the Maiden Tower and the Shirvanshahs Palace. Continue reading
Russia is the country with the largest territory in the world. There are nine climatic zones on this territory, from arctic deserts to subtropics. The nature of Russia is surprisingly diverse and does not cease to amaze travelers with new discoveries, and more than a thousand-year history has left many amazing traces. We are starting to publish descriptions of unusual places in Russia that are of interest to tourists as natural, historical and architectural monuments.
In the language of Mansi, the indigenous inhabitants of the Northern Urals, the name of the geological monument “Man-Pupu-ner” means “small mountain of idols.” The monument is located in the Pechero-Troitsky district of the Komi Republic, in a remote, inaccessible place for tourists. By their nature, these are remnants – rock cliffs from hard rocks left over from the mountains that once towered here. Wind, precipitation gave the cliffs a bizarre shape. Continue reading