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Tourist Guide, Information & Assistance 2013-2014
Australia:Great Barrier Reef China: - Fengdu, city of ghosts & demons- Spring Temple BuddhaEcuador:The Galapagos IslandsEngland: Oxford Street (London)Greece: One day in AthensIndia: Tah MajalIreland:Powerscourt House & GardensItaly:RomeNorthern Ireland:Giants CausewayPortugal: Da Pena Palace (Sintra)Romania: Palace of the Parliament (Bucharest)Spain: - Emerald Green Lagoon (Lanzarote)- Madrid (Seven Deadly Sin route)- Segovia cathedralThailand: Martial Arts
ENGLANDOxford Street(London)ANA R.2nd TIA
Oxford Street is probably one of the most famous streets of London and one of the most popular for their varied stores that promise to fulfill the dreams of those who love shopping and look for delicious restaurants.Oxford Street is known as the street of Europe continent's largest shopping as it has about 300 stores. Oxford Street has a length of about 2.5 kilometers. Its route has a long history dating back to Roman times when this route was one of the roads into and out of London.How to get to Oxford Street? Major subway lines pass through London Oxford Street on its way, so it is easily accessible by public transport. Oxford Street is also famous for the Christmas lights that decorate from late November until the holidays pass (dismantled traditionally January 6). Usually always a dazzling glamour that adds to the experience of shopping in London. Each year a celebrity turns on the Christmas lights.
It`s the capital of Italy ,in one of the most beautiful places in Europe.One of the nicest places tospend a few days, because there are a lot of places to visit: museums, fountains, towers, Olympic Stadium, aqueducts, churches,palaces, historical buildings, the monuments and ruins of the Roman forum, the catacombs,etc.
Three of the most visited places are the Colosseum, Trevis Fountain and the Pantheon.They are really attractive.The Colosseum and the Pantheon are part of the Roman ruins.If you want to have a wonderful holiday, youll have to visit Rome
Trevis Fountain is where people throw out a coin and at the same time make a wish.The ColosseumThe Pantheon
PORTUGALSINTRA: DA PENA PALACEBy Berta
A castle dipped into a big oasis.Da Pena National Palace is a Romanticist palace in So Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
This gate leads to Patio dos Arcos, whose Moorish arches gallery offers beautiful views of the mountains.After the second door , amazed the Arch of Triton , a strange creature half man half fish, an allegory of the creation of the world.
PUERTA DEL SOLLUJURIALUSTOXOTLUXUREBEGJRLUSSURIACALLE LOPE DE VEGA CALLE CERVANTESANGERIRARABBIAIISKACOLREZORNBOOSHEIDMUSEO DEL PRADO MUSEO REINA SOFA MUSEO THYSSEN BORNEMISZAENVYENVIDIAAFGUNSTENVIEINVIDIANE IDPLAZA CIBELESSTOLTHELT OG GLUTTONY GULA Y SOBERBIAPRI DE AND GLUTTONYPARQUE DEL RETIRO SLOTHPEREZAFAULHEITPARESSEL TTJAPIGRIZIAMILLA DE OROAVARICIAAVARIZIAAVARICEGJERRIGHETHABSCHUTDiscover the history and culture of the city of Madrid in an exciting 120 minute tour, where The7 Deadly Sins are incarnated in the most visited city resources.The tour starts under the statue of Venus (La Mari-Blanca) in the Puerta del Sol. Then, we will visit the home of two great Spanish writers, will tour the Golden Triangle (which contains the most comprehensive art museums in the world), will contemplate the best views of Madrid from Terraza Cibeles tasting a delicacy of the chef and also pass through Retiro Park to find the statue of the Fallen Angel, and will end on Commercial Street, the Golden Mile.
SPAIN: SEGOVIA CATHEDRAL(by Cathy)
Segovia Cathedral, affectionately known as the Lady of cathedrals, looms over Segovia's historic centre. This splendid temple built at the highest point of the town is regarded as the last Gothic cathedral to be built in Spain. Fronting the historic Plaza Mayor, it stands on the place where Elizabeth I, was once proclaimed Queen of Castille in 1474.It was built between 1525-1577 in a late Gothic style, yet constructed during the Renaissance by Juan Gil de Hontan and his son Rodrigo Gil de Hontan. The construction began under the reign of the King Carlos Vafter the fire in the old Romanesque cathedral in the year 1520. The prior cathedral of Segovia had stood adjacent to the Alcazar, and had been used by the besieged royal armies in their defense.The building has a ground plan with three naves, lateral chapels and a semicircular sanctuary with an ambulatory with fine tracery windows set, and numerous stained glass.
The interior is characterized by unity of style (late Gothic), except for the dome, built around 1630 by Pedro de Brizuela. Overwhelming in splendor it possesses three entrances: the Puerta del Perdn, the work of Juan Guas, is on the main faade, while on the southern face we have the San Geroteo and San Frutos Doors. It measures 105 m by 50 m and stands 33 m high at the main nave. The main altarpiece is made of marble, jasper and bronze. It was consecrated in the year 1768.
Across from the entrance, on the southern transept, is a door opening into the late-Gothic cloister, which is older than the cathedral.Off the cloister, a small museum of religious art, installed partly in the first-floor chapter house, has a white-and-gold 17th-century ceiling, a late example of Mudejar coffered ceiling. The museum contains jewelry, paintings, and a collection of rare antique manuscripts.
PRACTICAL INFORMATIONSchedule*Mar 28 to Sep 30Monday to Sunday9:30 AM to 6:30 PM* Oct 01 to Mar 27Monday to Sunday9:30 AM to 5:30 PM*Does not close at middayPricesGeneral: 3Groups: 2Free admissionSundays, 9.30am-1.15pmFree admission: children
The interior, illuminated by 16th-century Flemish windows, is light, bare and uncluttered, with a large Gothic choir placed in the center. Among the most prominent chapels are that of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel; the Chapel of San Andrs, and the chapel of the Deposition with the recumbent Christ by Gregorio Fernndez.The main reredos of this majestic work of majesty and artistry, was carved by Francisco Sabatini, and is dedicated to the Virgin of the Peace.