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13. század

The old dome of Brescia represents an example of extraordinary beauty of Romanesque architecture in Italy.

 

Published in Brescia

This Gothic monastery could become an icon of the city if it would be properly restored after hundreds of years of disrepair.

Published in Bergamo

This is a seldom visited and totally unique sight in Bergamo, a 12th century judgment hall of the bishop containing interesting medieval frescoes. Since the 10th century the bishop had the right to administer all justice, criminal and civil within the walls of the city.

Published in Bergamo

It is an important Romanesque-Gothic church from the 13th century adorned with 14-16th century frescoes and masterpieces by Moretto and Romanino.

Published in Brescia

Tartus is a less-visited city in Syria compared to famous places like Aleppo or Palmyra. It is however still worth traveling to this coastline city to discover its striking Medieval heritage. Tartus can also be a good starting point for day-trips to nearby castles.

The most important monument is the church of Our Lady of Tortosa with dimensions of 41m*34,5 metres right in the middle of the fortified town. This church belongs to the most important historic monuments of the Crusader period since it is a typical example of how Byzantine culture influenced Latin architecture. Its style is mostly Gothic, Gothic art influence appears in the decoration of the capitals and columns. Since the church is located close to the city walls, it had to be fortified heavily to withold attacks. Thus four circular towers were attached to the building. Each tower could be used both as a storage room and for defense purpose as well.

Published in Syria

Dhammayazika paya was built in 1196 by Narapatisithu, king of Bagan between 1173 and 1210.

Published in Bagan

Tayok Pyi, the name of the temple means "the king who fled from the Chinese", referring to its founder, the last king of Bagan.

Published in Bagan

Bayon is a fine example of 12th and 13th century Khmer architecture, erected by King Jayavarman VII, (1181- c 1220) who came into power just after the Chams sacked the previous Khmer capital. He got a renewed capital, Angkor Thom built on the ashes of former one with Bayon temple standing exactly at the center of it. Bayon's most distinctive features are the large smiling faces covering its towers and the impressive sets of bas-reliefs. The temple was built with three separate levels, out of which the first and second contain bas-reliefs.

Published in Cambodia

Wat Phu (or Vat Phou) is an ancient Khmer temple-complex in southern Laos, declared as a Unesco World Heritage site since 2001. It is located 6 km from the Mekong river, right at the foot of  holy mountain Phu Kao (or Lingaparvata). This mountain gained its spiritual importance from the natural linga-shaped rocks on its peak. Local tribes have paid respect to the spirits associated with the sacred mountain since the 5th century. Ancient Khmers associated the mountain with the home of Shiva and the river with represented the ocean or Ganges River.

Published in Laos

Nyíracsád is famous for its late romanesque - early gothic style church which was built during the 13th century. Its structure resembles churches of County Szatmár but it is located in County Hajdú-Bihar. In fact it is the oldest, still used church of the county. Originally it was a roman-catholic church which has been used by the protestants since 1567.  Its latest interior and exterior reconstruction was finished in 1995, it also included the construction of a new vestry and bell-tower.

Published in Hajdú-Bihar county
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