Riga is known as “the Pearl of the Baltic States”. Here, perhaps, is the most unusual architectural cocktail in Northern Europe: from medieval churches, masterpieces of Art Nouveau, to Socialist realist architecture and present-day high-rise buildings.
The well-preserved Hanseatic buildings, medieval towers, and stunning Gothic churches of Tallinn make the city a perfect destination for travelers who want to immerse themselves in history, architecture, and culture.
Most of the Gothic churches in Poland are made of brick and characterized by the simplicity of form and the lack of rich décor. In the south of the country, there are a few examples of wood and stone constructions, but brick was usually the material used.
Located on the main square of Burano, the Church of St. Martin has the distinction of having a leaning tower which is visible in the Venetian Lagoon for miles around and over the last few decades has become the unofficial symbol of the island.
The Basilica of St. Mary of Health in Venice was erected in Baroque style in the 17th century to a design by the Italian architect Baldassare Longhena. The dome was an important addition to the Venice skyline and soon became emblematic of the city.
Naples is an incredible cocktail made up of great ingredients: long and glorious history, rich culture, warm Mediterranean climate, expressive character of the locals, delicious food, stories about mafia clans, excellent football, and so on.
Tomar is a charming Portuguese city, filled with ancient churches, narrow cobbled streets, and traditional white houses. The city is set in a landscape of beautiful valleys, bending rivers, and gently rolling mountains swathed in pines and eucalyptus trees.