• Italy
  • City of Verona – the four historical churches

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the four historical churches was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

    As the UNESCO comments: The refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie forms an integral part of this architectural complex, begun in Milan in 1463 and reworked at the end of the 15th century by Bramante. On the north wall is The Last Supper, the unrivalled masterpiece painted between 1495 and 1497 by […]

    Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: February 26th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century

    As the UNESCO comments: The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of […]

    Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century was last modified: January 12th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (1/2)

    As commented by the UNESCO: The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectual and artistic influence. The churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul, and St George, mainly built between the 9th and 11th centuries, provide a […]

    Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (1/2) was last modified: January 5th, 2019 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    As commented by the UNESCO: Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, […]

    The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia was last modified: December 11th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana

    As the UNESCO comments: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many […]

    Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1/2) – Hospital de Sant Pau

    As the UNESCO comments: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many […]

    Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1/2) – Hospital de Sant Pau was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Old Town of Segovia (2/2) – the Cathedral and Alcázar

    As the UNESCO comments: The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include the Alcázar, begun around the 11th century, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. […]

    The Old Town of Segovia (2/2) – the Cathedral and Alcázar was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Old Town of Segovia (1/2) – the Roman Aqueduct and a Guided Tour

    As the UNESCO comments: The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include the Alcázar, begun around the 11th century, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral. […]

    The Old Town of Segovia (1/2) – the Roman Aqueduct and a Guided Tour was last modified: October 25th, 2018 by Dong
  • Hungary
  • Old Village of Hollókő – a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution

    As the UNESCO comments: Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.   霍洛克古村落及其周边: 霍洛克是被精心保护下来的传统民居的一个典型范例,该村落主要建立于17和18世纪,生动地展示了20世纪农业革命前乡村生活的生动图景。 First and foremost, I’d like to emphasize that this village is not […]

    Old Village of Hollókő – a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution was last modified: June 3rd, 2018 by Dong