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Roman aqueduct in Segovia

Roman Aqueduct In Segovia

Castile and Leon, SpainAqueduct of Segovia Aqueduct of Segovia is one tooth most significant and best preserved Roman monuments in the Iberian Peninsula. Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built in 50 BC, is remarkably well preserved. These features make this building a masterpiece of engineering which 20 400 stone blocks are joined by concrete, not mortar

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Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral

Castile and Leon, SpainCathedral construction was begun in 1221 by King Ferdinand and Bishop St. Don Mauricio and was finally consecrated in 1260. Later it was extended and embellished with a monastery and several chapels, including the famous Chapel of Constables (sec. 15), Chapel of St. Thecla (18th century), ornaments on the facade (c. 15) and the splendid dome (sec. 16).

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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) Salamanca

Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) Salamanca

Castile and Leon, SpainOld cathedral construction began in 1140 and lasted a century because of that includes elements in addition to the Gothic Romance

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New Cathedral (cathedral nueva) Salamanca

New Cathedral (Cathedral Nueva) Salamanca

Castile and Leon, SpainThe new cathedral was begun in 1513 and completed in 1733 and was built near the old one, even the left nave which had been destroyed and designed by architects Anton Egas and Alonso Rodriges. Because of the long duration of the construction of the cathedral, beside the Gothic style were added to the typical elements of Renaissance and Baroque style.

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Las mines Medulas

Las Mines Medulas

Castile and Leon, SpainIn northwestern Spain is a strange rock formation carved golden sandstone. A carpet of green chestnut trees and jagged rocks gives the impression that lofty towers were carved by the forces of nature. Only occasional zărirea reveal any ancient secret tunnel openings. Here in the place called Las Medulas now, was once the largest gold mine of the Roman Empire.

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Monastery of St. Teresa of Avila

Monastery Of St. Teresa Of Avila

Castile and Leon, SpainMonastery of St. Teresa, Carmelite order which belongs barefoot, was built between 1629 and 1636, under the direction of the bishop of Avila, the Gaceta Marquez. The monastery was built by architect Fray Alonso a project of San Jose.

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