The County Archive of the Alt Urgell catalogued a parchment with what would be one of the oldest testimonies of the “baixada de falles” in the Pyrenees, dated February 5, 1543, in which clear reference is made to the region of the Alt Urgell. The document in question, found …More
On Friday, January 10, Port Tarraco Marina hosted an open day with the participation of the Russian frigate Shtandart – this is an exact copy of the ship built by Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great), who took part in hostilities in the Northern War.
This Russian ship has a length of 34.5 meters, and its …More
Sorde Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sorde) is located in a small village of the same name (Sorde-l’Abbaye), located at the intersection of Landes and the Basque Country. It was built in the eleventh century, on the banks of the Gave d’Orlon.
The abbey consists of three architectural objects:
– The Abbey Church (L’abbatiale Saint Jean-Baptiste de Sorde), …More
Bellocq Castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997
Bellocq Castle (fr. Le château de Bellocq) is located in the eponymous town of the French Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) department. Bellocq was located on the border of Guyenne, which belonged to England in the 13th century. Gaston VII de Béarn built a castle on …More
Arques Castle (fr. Le château d’Arques or Arcas in Occitan) is an ancient fortified building of the late thirteenth century, which is located in the city of the same name, southeast of Carcassonne in the Aude department (Occitania). It is one of the Cathar country castles.
The castle location is on a hill in an isolated …More
Catalan art has gone through a parallel evolution to that of the rest of Europe, following in a diverse way the multiple tendencies that emerged in the context of the history of Western art. Art has always been one of the main means of human expression, allowing humans to communicate ideas, feelings and their relation …More
Arthous Abbey (formerly known as the Abbey of St. Mary of Arthous, Abbaye Sainte-Marie-d’Arthous in French) is an old monastery which was founded in 1167 in a deserted area bordering the Basque Country.
The abbey belongs to the Order of Premonstrats (this order is spirituality close to the order of the Augustinians, they are guided in …More
Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653. The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.
In the 17th century, the Valday Iversky Monastery was one of the most influential monasteries in Russia and a …More
LOURDES IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTER OF FRANCE AFTER PARIS AND THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT AFTER THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ROME AND THE HOLY LAND
Lourdes (French: Lourdes) is a French municipality located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of the Occitanie region.
Being the center of the Catholic pilgrimage since 1858, the city annually receives 6 …More
The Salses castle (fortress) is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France). From a chronological perspective it is the third of the Salses castles, after the Vell Castle and Castle Reial.
This castle today serves as a Museum of Salses History. It is located in …More