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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.

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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.

Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

castle surrounded with moat and front view


entrance gate to castle


hunting trophies hanging on wall of stairs


room in castle with big table and painting


hunting trophy above fire place


sitting room in castle


cellar of castle


room with hunting trophies


view of castle tower and moat


view of castle and moat

The castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne was commissioned by Jean II de Berlo in 1450. This magnificent castle is encircled by a moat and is made up of three corner towers and a cavernous keep. It has many rooms to explore which are home to different exhibitions. A part of the castle still has all the furniture in it and is dedicated to local history and legend. Another part serves has a hunting museum.


Borkrijk's Arboretum

wooden benches around tree and beautiful flowers


lots of plants with colorful flowers


close up of beautiful red flower


close up of ferns


beautiful purple flowers next to a wooden walking path


green plants and trees togheter


beautiful blue flowers in forest


green leafs on tree

The arboretum is part of the domain of Bokrijk, which is 550 ha large and is managed by the Province of Limburg. The garden compromises 18 ha and was established at the beginning of 1965.

The arboretum specializes in Holly, having the largest reference collection of this genus in Europe. It is also home to the Belgium's Bamboo collection. Other theme gardens that can be seen here include a wetlands garden, a woodland garden, a fern garden and a Mediterranean garden.


Château de la Hulpe

beautiful castle surrounded by a park


beautiful castle close to Brussels


side view of castle with tree


park open for public at castle


beautiful garden at castle


ducks in pond in park


view of park close to castle


beautiful statue at castle close to Brussels


beautiful big tree in castle park

Château de La Hulpe was built in 1842 in French style by the Marquis of Béthune. The castle was purchased by Count Ernest Solvay in 1893. His grandson, Ernest-John Solvay, transferred the property to the Belgian state in 1968.

The castle is not open for public, but can be rented for special occasions. Domaine Solvay, which surrounds Château de la Hulpe, is 227-ha big and is classified as an “Exceptional Heritage Site in Wallonia”. This beautiful landscape park is open daily from 8am to 9pm in the summer, from 8am to 6pm in the winter.

View location in La Hulpe, Belgium.


Milan's Duomo: a Magnificent Cathedral

beautiful cathedral located in Milan


decoration above door of cathedral


statues on facade of cathedral


beautiful decoration on facade of cathedral in Milan

Milan's magnificent Duomo is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Construction was commissioned by bishop Antonio da Saluzzo in 1385. Although it was consecrated in 1418, the Duomo was not finished until the 19th century, when Napoleon had the façade completed.

The roof of the Duomo is decorated with more than 2200 statues. Most famous is the 4 m high gilded statue of Madonna which dates back to 1774. It's possible to access the roof by stairs or elevator and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

The inside of Milan's Cathedral is rather dark. There are five large naves divided by 52 pillars that support the cross vaulted ceiling. The stained glass windows of the choir are said to be the largest in the world.




Location: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy.


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