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
Perhaps there is no better way to truly feel the spirit of Barcelona than just leisurely strolling along its streets and boulevards. One of the most visited streets of Barca by tourists will be discussed in this article.
Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona
The Rambla (La Rambla or Rambles) is a famous pedestrian street in the very center of the city, stretching for 1200 meters from Plaça Catalunya to the Columbus monument on the promenade. As a rule, a visit to this Spanish analogue of the Moscow Old Arbat is included in most sightseeing tours of Barcelona.
By the way, Rambla is not one street at all, but as many as five separate unique and in its own way interesting boulevards, turning into one another: Canaletes, Estudis, Flors, Rambla Kapucinov and Rambla St. Monica Sometimes it also includes the sixth street, the so-called Sea Rambla.
Scheme map of the Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona Continue reading
In fact, everyone loves them – and not only for the opportunity to see strange animals, birds, insects and fish, but also for a great chance to have fun and informative free time.
And also because the zoo in each city has its own unique corner of communication between people and wildlife.
Now many travel companies take this into account and include visiting zoos in their excursion programs.
We present you the five most interesting zoos in the world:
Berlin Zoo (Berlin Zoological Garden)
Berlin Zoo 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
About how historical architectural monuments are loved and protected in Paris, our compatriots living or visiting the capital of France speak and write a lot and willingly …
Parisians guard historical harmony
Recently, a new incentive has appeared for these conversations. Two ministries of culture, France and Russia, made a statement on the revision of the previously agreed project for the construction of a five-domed Orthodox church on the Seine embankment. This ambitious project, personally supervised by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, in the opinion of French architects, who were supported by the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delano, “violates the historical harmony of development” of the city.
Project for the construction of a five-dome Orthodox church on the Seine embankment Continue reading