England, Scotland, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France – in all these countries there are medieval fortresses. Perhaps the most impressive are still buildings in the valley of the French river Loire.
The Last Renaissance Castle
The most interesting castles of the Loire Valley, France
Villandry fortress was built much later than its neighbors – in the XVI century. This area is famous for its Italian gardens, located on three levels. Upper – busy ponds. Continue reading
Ryazan is one of the oldest cities in Central Russia. It is believed that a populous settlement existed here from the XII century, and the first stone churches appeared in the XIV-XV centuries. The Ryazan Kremlin is an ancient fortress and one of the main attractions of the city is an open-air museum with ancient temples and a princely courtyard.
No less interesting are the picturesque museums-estates of the famous natives of the Ryazan land: the poet S. A. Yesenin and the academician I. P. Pavlov. Also, tourists are sure to enjoy the magnificent gothic building of the stud and the fabulous estate of the von Derviz family, as if transferred to Ryazan from the expanses of Austria-Hungary. Continue reading