Which countries have their own Venice?
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
Israel: must-see places
The area of Israel by our standards is quite small, but there are so many historical places on its territory that it is almost impossible to visit them in a short vacation time. The SamSebeTurist travel portal has compiled a very short list of fourteen places to visit. This is a minimum for acquaintance with the most important sights of the country, which is quite accessible for a quick acquaintance.
Of course, the Wailing Wall (Kotel stones in Hebrew) is on the first place in the list, because faith in a real miracle brings millions of people from everywhere. Going down into the tunnels of the Western Wall and feeling the spirit of the Jerusalem Temple is the dream of many, many travelers. The Temple Mount is considered a sacred place for Muslims who dream of seeing the dome of the Rock and the first qibla in Islam Al-Aksu, which is compared with Mecca and Medina in importance for believers. Here stands the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where they go to bow to the place where Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
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Unusual beaches of Spain
There are many wonders in Spain, even the beaches are unusual. Some are completely hidden under water at high tide, others are hidden among the coastal cliffs. On some beaches, sand is of an unusual black color, and there are those that, like two drops of water, are similar to the beaches of the Caribbean.
We suggest you to get acquainted with the most unusual Spanish beaches.
1. Gulpiyuri Beach (Asturias)
In the north of Spain, between the small towns of Ribadesella and Llanes, is located one of the smallest beaches in the world, Gulpiyuri, recognized as a natural attraction. Its width is only 50 m – a real beach in miniature. But it is unique not only for its size. The fact is that Gulpiyuri is a sea beach, but is not located on the sea coast. As a result of the erosive effect of the sea on coastal cliffs, karst craters formed. During high tide, the funnel is filled with sea water through the opening between the rocks. Continue reading