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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an island in the Lower Normandy region and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in France.

legoland

Legoland Billund

Legoland opend in 1968 in Billund, a town in Denmark that was the birthplace of Lego. It's the second largest tourist attraction in Denmark.

most visited and most famous castle in Europe

Neuschwanstein, A Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

beautiful house in Barcelona created by Gaudi

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Gaudí's masterpieces in Barcelona. It was built in 1877 and was completely refurbished between 1904 and 1906.

manarola

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois: Historic Five Star Hotel in Basel

facade of exclusive hotel in Basel


statues of three kings on facade of hotel in Basel

Located on the banks of the river Rhine in Basel, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois(Three Kings) is one of Switzerland's leading hotels. This historic five star hotel is well known for its luxury and first class service. The impressive guest list includes: the Dalai Lama, Queen Elisabeth II of Great Britain, The Rolling Stones, Charles Dickens, Napoleon Bonaparte, Pablo Picasso and many other famous personalities.

Official records of Les Trois Rois date back to 1681 but the building that stands here today was constructed in 1844. The hotel was fully renovated in 2004 and equipped with all modern facilities.





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Mittlere Brücke: Bridge over the River Rhine in Basel

Mittlere Brücke, Basel crossing the river Rhine


Mittlere Brücke, Basel and boat on river Rhine


Mittlere Brücke, Basel crossing the river Rhine

The Mittlere Brücke(Middle Bridge) in Basel is located on the place where the first bridge across the Rhine was built in 1225. For centuries this was the only crossing point on the Rhine between Switzerland and the ocean. In 1905, after the introduction of the electric tram, the bridge was replaced by a stronger one. The Käppeli(chapel) in the middle of the bridge is a reminder of the first bridge.




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Porto Antico: the Old Port in Genoa

Old Port in Genoa with Yachts


view of Genoa from the old port


view on sea and boat


view on yachts and sea in Genoa


beautiful yachts in old port in Genoa


beautiful yachts in old port in Genoa


beautiful yachts in old port in Genoa

Redesigned by Renzo Piano in 1992, Porto Antico has become a popular tourist attraction in Genoa. Highlights in the old port are Bigo with the ice skating rink, the Biosphere, the "Neptune" Galleon, and the Aquarium, which is one of the biggest in Europe.
Porto Antico is also a great place for a walk along the sea, enjoy the beautiful views and have a look at fantastic yachts.



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Piazza de Ferrari: a Square with a Fantastic Fountain

beautiful fountain on Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa


historical buildings on Piazza de Ferrari


beautiful fountain and historical buildings on Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa


historical buildings on Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa


historical buildings on Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa


historical buildings on Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa

The heart of Genoa, the Piazza de Ferrari, is situated between the historical and the modern centre. The square is surrounded by important buildings like the Palazzo Ducale, the Teatro Carlo Felice and the Palazzo della Borsa. In the centre of the square is an impressive bronze fountain. It was designed by Giuseppe Crosa di Vergagni in 1936 and has been restored recently.


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St. Lawrence Cathedral in Genoa

St. Lawrence Cathedral in Genoa with striped façade

The St. Lawrence Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Genoa. It's dedicated to one of the city's patron saints and is the main place of worship in Genoa. The cathedral was built in Romanesque-Renaissance style and has a beautiful black and white striped façade.

Inside the Cathedral is the Cappella di San Giovanni Battista and the Museo del Tesoro. These house relics and a urn that is said to hold the ashes of John the Baptist.



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Palazzo San Giorgio and its Beautiful Facade

beautiful paintings on the facade of Palazzo San Giorgio in Genoa


balcony and beautiful paintings on the facade of Palazzo San Giorgio in Genoa


decoration on facade of Palazzo San Giorgio in Genoa

Palazzo San Giorgio is the headquarters of the Port Authority of Genoa since 1904. The building was constructed in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncle of Simone Boccanegra, the first Doge of Genoa. For a long period of time the palace was occupied by the Banca di San Giorgio, which managed the finances of the Republic of Genoa.

The most famous resident of the Palazzo San Giorgio was Venetian explorer Marco Polo, when a prison was located inside the building. Tradition has it that during this time he dictated his travels to his cellmate Rustichello da Pisa and that they turned it into the book "The Travels of Marco Polo".



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Porta Soprana: Genoa's City Gate

Porta Soprana

Porta Soprana is the only remaining part of Genoa's defensive walls. The gate, built in the 12th century, has been restored several times and is now a popular landmark in Genoa. Porta Soprana is located nearby the remains of the St. Andrew Cloister and the House of Christopher Columbus.



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Chiesa del Gesù Church in Genoa

Chiesa del Gesù Church in Genoa

Chiesa del Gesù(full name: Chiesa del Gesù e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea) is a former Jesuit church near Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. The highlight of the church, constructed in the 16th century in Baroque style, are two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. The "Circoncisione" hangs over the altar and the "Miracle of St. Ignatius" is on display in a side chapel of the church.



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House of Christopher Columbus in Genoa

Christopher Columbus House in Genoa

It's believed that Genoa is the birthplace of famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Nobody knows if this was actually the house where Christopher Columbus lived, but it was in a house like this where he grew up. It's located close to Genoa's Porta Soprana and is open for visitors.



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Palazzo Ducale in Genoa

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa


balcony on Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

The Palazzo Ducale or Palace of the Doges is one of Genoa's most historical buildings. Construction started around 1298, when Genoa was a republic and an economical power throughout the Mediterranean. Since 1339 it is called the "Palace of the Doges" when it became the seat of the first Genoese Doge, Simon Boccanegra.

Today, after centuries of expansion and restorations, the Palazzo Ducale is used as a multi-cultural centre. It now host important events, exhibitions, prestigious activities etc.



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