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The Gothic cathedrals of Moscow

Have you ever gone to a tour of Moscow of different faiths? Indeed, apart from the usual Christian churches in Moscow have historic Lutheran and Anglican churches, the Catholic Church, from which captures the spirit. And whose story makes us think and better understand those who are their followers.

1) Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

This Cathedral is the most impressive Catholic Cathedral of Russia, where the services are held in different languages. It was built almost 10 years — from 1901 to 1911, the interior decoration was finished by 1917, At the Governor’s construction was carried out far from the center of Moscow and large Orthodox churches without towers and sculpted statues.

After the revolution, during the Soviet rule the Church was used as a hostel, then a scientific research Facility. Continue reading

Barcelona Cathedral

Opening hours Cathedral:

Weekdays: 8:00-12:45 and 17:15-19:30. Weekends and holidays: 8:00-13:45 17:15-20:00

Tourist visit: weekdays: 13:00-17:00. Weekends and holidays: 14:00-17:00

Outside the Cathedral you can see at any time of the day or night for free

How to get there : Pla Seu, Barcelona, 08002

Metro . Jaume I (line 4)

If the Sagrada Familia is unique in the world achievement of engineering and architectural design, the Barcelona Cathedral is the main religious Institute of the city and is the seat of the Bishop of Barcelona. Continue reading

Music of Gothic cathedrals and castles to sound in Togliatti

3 December in Togliatti Philharmonic concert – opening! This evening will perform a medieval music ensemble “FLOS FLORUM” with “Gothic arces “: music of Gothic cathedrals and castles”.

“Flower of flowers” in Latin sounds like the name of the ensemble of medieval music “FLOS FLORUM “. This symbol is courtly and religious – at the same time is the essence of Gothic art, filled with the theme of flowering. It is both a secular ideal of chivalrous admiration for a Beautiful lady, and poetize Christian image of the virgin, and symbol of the extraordinary flourishing of the arts in Europe during the Middle ages and Renaissance.

This unusual group was created in 2008 by young local musicians, keen on the idea of recreating the old European music. According to the head of the ensemble of Alexander Starkov, an interest in musical diversity of the middle Ages and Renaissance appeared in his student years: “when I first heard the music of a cappella from the 12th century, became interested in Gregorian chant. Since this all began. Continue reading

Gothic armour
History: Gothic armour - full plate armour, produced in parts of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire during the so-called late middle ages (XV century). The scheme of the Gothic…

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The great structures that were never built
If you are fond of alternative history, here's a gem that you would definitely not thrown away. Some of the monuments of civilization were not built for challenging projects, others…

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Gothic architecture
The Gothic style mainly manifested in the architecture of temples, cathedrals, churches, monasteries. Developed on the basis of the Romanesque, or rather Burgundian architecture. Unlike the Romanesque style with its…

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