Turaida Latvia Guide

Turaida Castle Latvia
The broad area of the Turaida Museum Reserve is rich with archaeological, architectural, historical and art monuments. They tell us about many historical events over thousands of years, starting from the 11th century. The Turaida Stone Castle, the Rose of Turaida Memorial, the Church and...
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Varna Bulgaria Guide

Varna Bulgaria
Located on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, with the popular resorts of Golden Sands to the north and Sunny Beach to the south, the city of Varna has natural assets aplenty. Come the summer months, Varna transforms into a party hub, and the beach becomes the city's...
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Vidzeme district Riga

Ascension of Christ Church Riga
At one time Biker Church was one of the centers of parochial care in the Bailiwick in Riga. The first wooden chapel was here already in 1690. The foundation stone for a new stone church was laid in 1765. In October 1766, the church was consecrated...
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Narva Estonia Guide

Narva Estonia
Estonia’s easternmost town boasts the best preserved castle (Hermann Fortress) overlooking a large, winding river acting as a border between Estonia and Russia. The nearby Narva-Jõesuu resort has many spas and a large sandy beach that draws in holiday makers every summer. Narva is a...
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Latgale district Riga

Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady Latgale Riga
Located in the former Moscow Suburb (now Latgale district) is the Church of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, often called the Church of St Nicolas the Miracle Worker. In the early 18th century there were already 2 Russian wooden churches in existence by...
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Zabrze Poland Guide

Zabrze Poland
The oldest district of Zabrze is Biskupice, a place first mentioned in 1242. A number of small houses in what then was just a small village were along the street now known as Staromiejska, which runs towards Gliwice. The inhabitants farmed the land, with the pride...
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Olsztyn Poland Guide

Olsztyn Castle
The castle in Olsztyn was under the Kingdom of Poland from the mid-15th century and Catholic Church officials of the Warmian Chapter were responsible for administrating it. One of them was Nicolaus Copernicus, who in 1516-1521 administered the chapter’s property, including its nearby lands and the castle in Olsztyn....
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