• 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
  • Hungary
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

    As the UNESCO comments: The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country’s first school and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be […]

    Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Niederhorn & St. Beatus Caves

    Hello everyone! Last weekend I, once again went to Jungfrau region, where Thuner Lake, Interlaken city and Brienzer Lake are surrounded by countless nigh mountains, among which the most famous ones are Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch. I’ve been there quite a few times (for example, Oberhofen Castle, Jungfraujoch, Piz Gloria (Schilthorn), Schynige Platte, Männlichen), but […]

    Niederhorn & St. Beatus Caves was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Dong