Barcelona Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and traditional buildings of Barcelona, designed in the Gothic style with elements of Catalan culture. The Cathedral in Barcelona is hiding in the back streets of the Gothic quarter. appears to the eyes of the viewer by the unexpected power of his medieval temperament, but it boasts a very elegant and delicate details of its architecture. The magnificent Gothic “rosette” above the main entrance, the slender columns and soaring spires-turret. Will amaze you and the interior of the Barcelona Cathedral is a sculpture of Christ that decorated, according to legend, the nose of a galley of the Catalan fleet, 13 white geese, glorifying the Holy Eulalia, huge body, and if you climb the dome of the Cathedral, Barcelona will open you an entirely different perspective. Barcelona Cathedral is the main temple of this city, and Sagrada Familia. mistaken for such, actually was covered in only a few years ago.
Cathedral in Barcelona, the chief patron Saint Eulalia believes that at the age of thirteen suffered painful death at the hands of the Gentiles. In the Church in the crypt of Saint Eulalia are kept sarcophagus with the remains, resting on an openwork column, made of polished alabaster, her side resting Ramon Berenguer I the Old and his wife Almodis so honored that laid the Cathedral on the ruins of the Moors the Church. Continue reading
In the Chelyabinsk region discovered ancient megalithic structure
On a mysterious discovery the researchers stumbled close to one of the most popular tourist spots of the southern Urals.
Design of multi-ton stones found near Aleksandrovskaya Sopka, here every summer thousands of tourists. No one noticed the oddity. Paleoarchaeology Vladimir Yurin stumbled upon Seid in 2009. But still the information about it does not extend beyond the narrow circle of researchers.
— Almost no one knows, but in the vicinity of the city found an interesting sight, — the correspondent Sergey Averchenko. Is an ancient megalithic structure Seid. It is a large boulder set on small stones stand. Many times I was on the hill, and was not paying attention! Recently decided to show it to the guys from the group “Youth for Sober Chrysostom”. Despite the sleet, went and made the first pictures of the finds.
A flat stone the size of a small car standing on three short supports. Imagine what this could do nature is very difficult. But at the same time can not believe that someone could move this boulder without a crane. It is believed that such structures are used for ritual purposes. However, scientists know little about the creators of such Continue reading
Gothic style in architecture
Replaced the Romanesque style in Western Europe came the Gothic style in architecture and dominated in these areas from the 13th to the 15th century. The ancient Romans were called Goths, the barbarian tribes, which invaded the state from the North. In the end I got the derisive term “barbarian architecture” Gothic, though in fact Gothic as the architectural style is striking and admired the modern and discerning audience.
For a long time people called Gothic all the elements of the art of the middle ages. Only in the late fourteenth century it was fully recognized the original art style. Roman the period covering the early middle ages, gradually gave way to Gothic, combining gilding, bright color, shining stained-glass Windows, Symphony of light transfusion, and the expression of its characteristic spires on the tops of buildings.
The inspiration of the masters of the Gothic style in architecture were the Christian worldview, Roman architecture, traditions of ancient culture, portrait miniatures, writing Latin and Romano-Celtic art crafts. A positive impact on the rapid development of style has had a rapid increase of European trade and the increase in the number of cities.
The number of cities increased and their leaders Continue reading