Statens Museum for Kunst Coolest

The largest art museum in the whole of Denmark, a museum institution dedicated to preserve, collect and manage a large collection of artworks Danish and foreign origin dating from the fourteenth century to today.

Statens Museum for Kunst CoolestLocated in central Copenhagen, the SMK museum houses an important collection that includes nearly 9000 paintings and sculptures, almost 300,000 drawings and prints and over 2,600 casts representing Danish historical figures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

The collections of SMK covering about seven centuries of art history, with assets mainly focused on European artists, with a chronology that goes from the High Renaissance to the present. The old section of European art and Danish includes works by masters such as Mantegna, Titian, Tintoretto, Brueghel the Elder, Rubens, Frans Hals and Rembrandt, and paintings among the most representative of the age of Danish painting Oro.

The modern art section includes works by renowned artists such as universal Picasso, Braque, L├ęger, Matisse, Modigliani and Emil Nolde, and Danish modern artists such as Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg painter and sculptor Carl Bonnesen. Continue reading

Visits to the Museum and History of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark (National museet) is a major museum that concentrates most of the heritage documentation on the history of Denmark and the Danish people, offering traveling exhibitions from the Stone Age, the age of the Vikings, the Middle Ages , the Renaissance and the modern history of the Danes.

Visits to the Museum and History of DenmarkThe headquarters of the Danish museum is housed in a former royal residence, the Palace of Prince (1774), which communicates via the Marble Bridge with Christianity and is situated close to the Stroget pedestrian zone in the center of Copenhagen.

The National Museum, in addition to their collections on the Danish heritage, also has the largest and most diverse collection of objects from ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Middle East in Denmark.

The rooms on the ground floor of the museum offer the collection of prehistoric objects through the Ice Age and the history of the Vikings. On this floor is the lounge of the Runes, which contains the ancient runes by the Saxons.

The first floor presents the collections dedicated to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The second floor covers collections ranging from the fifteenth century to the present day.

City of Verona as a list of Romantic destinations in Italy

The reason is clear, there is Juliet’s house with its famous balcony scene of the most popular literary romance of history, born of genius and imagination of William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet.

City of Verona as a list of Romantic destinations in ItalyObviously everything is fiction but to the amazement of the traveler, there is the balcony where Romeo sighed calling his beloved, on the facade of an Italian medieval palace of the XII century that belonged to an illustrious family of Verona Dal Capello. It must be the phonetic similarity between Capello and surname of the family of Capuletti which gave rise to the belief that the English playwright was inspired by this place to build his work.

Well into the twentieth century with the rise of tourism gothic window and balcony which we all admire and travelers visit was built. The house is located on the road nr Cappello. 23, near the Piazza delle Erbe. It is impossible not to find since they always find people, usually tourists, stopped in front of the facade, taking pictures and trying to hang padlocks of love in the fence, something that is currently prohibited by the municipal authorities and severely punished.

But since not enough we will see. It is in the courtyard where the famous Juliet’s balcony, which we reached through various rooms of the house decorated with rich Renaissance furniture and other treasures. Definitely a very suitable visit for a special 14th February.

Medieval citadel of Sighisoara in Romania

True heart of the complex and the most historically important city. For centuries this square was the site were mounted street markets, craft fairs, as well as communal trials and public executions.

Medieval citadel of Sighisoara in RomaniaHere the most important and powerful guilds of medieval times, as the goldsmiths, butchers, shoemakers and carpenters were located among others. Today the square is surrounded by bars and souvenir shops, artisans keeping a exist in this part of town.

Many of the major sights of Sighisoara is located next to the Plaza de la Ciudadela, including the church and the Dominican monastery (Biserica Manastirii Dominicane), the Lutheran church, a building dating from the twelfth century and was mixed Romanesque styles and Gothic building was restored in the XV and XVI century after suffering several fires.

Another important religious temple in this area is the Church on the Hill, on the north of the Clock Tower, one of the most representative buildings of Gothic style in Transylvania side. The latter church is connected to the Plaza de la Ciudadela by the staircase of the College. Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro has their Own Version of Carnival

The Bloco da Lama. His image is very different from what we all know the Rio carnival. There are so many lights, feathers and sequins, but lots of music and animation. The big difference is that the only disguise here is the black mangrove mud Jabaquara Beach.

Rio de Janeiro has their Own Version of CarnivalIn the parade Bloco da Lama (roughly translated as “the troupe of clay”) thousands of people participate each year. Without intending to compete in grandeur with the official Carnival in Rio, this is undoubtedly the most massive celebration of the beautiful colonial city of Paraty. A different, exotic and fun celebration. But also something “dirty”.

It is said that this original bloco was born in 1986 when a group of young people from the region to tour through the mangroves black smeared their bodies to protect themselves from mosquito bites mud and with those pints then walked around Paraty.

Another miraculous properties of this dark sludge must be desinhibir capacity to cover the body with it, because nobody seems to mind losing dignity, dancing and jumping with her naked body in the middle of the street. The feast day a giant conga wanders the streets of Paraty chanting “Uga Uga” immersed in a ritual that connects with the most primitive essence of being human. Even the most prudish tourists resist the temptation to jump into the mud.

Mar del Plata is the Largest resort on the Coast of Argentina

About six million tourists (mostly Argentine) spend their holidays here every year, attracted by its bustling beaches and leisure. It is the reason why this destination is known as “the happy city,” or simply “Happy”.

Mar del Plata is the Largest resort on the Coast of ArgentinaIn the warmer months of the austral summer, January and February, the hotels are filled and beaches is just room to spread a towel, but the atmosphere is great. In addition, a visit to Mar del Plata offers the possibility of combining our trip with a bit of culture (with a series of modest but interesting museums and galleries), exciting nightlife and great shopping opportunities.

Mar del Plata is one of the famous for its colorful traditional fishing boats, photographed millions of times, and its seafood restaurants most important ports of Argentina. The official center of the city is Plaza San Martin, but in the days of summer real heart of the city lies further south along Playa Bristol and Casino Rambla.

Founded in 1874, Mar del Plata was soon became a European-style spa, especially with the opening of the luxurious and iconic Hotel Bristol. Mass tourism began in the 30s, helped by improved roads, and definitely boom exploded in the 60s Thereafter luxury vacationers began to look for other destinations as Pinamar and Punta del Este in Uruguay . However, Mar del Plata has retained its charm and its almost intact interest.

Historic Monastery in the Village Voronet Romania Voronet

This ancient Orthodox Abbey is one of the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina, a group of monasteries located in southern Romania representing a real estate and listed as a tourism among the main attractions of this country.

Historic Monastery in the Village Voronet Romania VoronetVoronet Monastery is often called as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’, his church undoubtedly is considered one of the most beautiful Orthodox monuments in the world. In its frescoed is the color blue dominates the environment, and such is his reputation that is known Voronet Blue.

The paintings were commissioned by the Metropolitan Bishop of Moldavia Grigore Rosca in 1547, and the set depicts scenes Final Judgment, on the west wall, the Tree of Jesse, on the south facade, portraits of philosophers of antiquity, and Christ Pantocrator, on the east facade. The frescoes of the church are part of the set of the painted churches in Moldova and included in the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

Pavillon de l’Arsenal as an information center and exhibition

Located in the historic center of the city (District IV), the Pavillon de l’Arsenal will allow visitors to have a glimpse of the evolution of Paris over the past centuries and test the influence of his story in his urbanism, revealing the different urban planning that have shaped and around Paris.

Pavillon de l'Arsenal as an information center and exhibitionThis Parisian center has three floors housing a permanent collection, a large model of the city, different galleries present, temporary exhibitions, a library and an auditorium that hosts conferences and symposia throughout the year.

Through interviews, special audiovisual, models and animation films, visitors will be guided on the Parisian urbanism through history.

At the entrance, a vast open space without walls, discover the different faces of the city of light. On the first floor, regularly offers a temporary exhibition which is renewed every three months and addresses as original songs as “the Paris of the houses” or “30 projects for sustainable architecture”. On the second floor, the architecture becomes international: the “galleries today” are interested in urbanism across the world.

European House of Photography Exhibition Center City

The Maison European de la Photographic (European House of Photography) is a municipal exhibition center for contemporary photographic art since 1996.

European House of Photography Exhibition Center CityThe collection housed this center is mainly dedicated to contemporary creation, which includes photographic works in silver and digital photography, as well as audiovisual material.

This cultural center contains an exhibition center, a query library, a video library that brings the essence of the films made by or about photographers and an auditorium.

MEP facilities are open to the public and exposes their collections by the three supports of essential spread of photography: when prints exposure, the printed page and the photographic film. The center offers visitors a rich program of guided tours, lectures and film in relation to current exhibitions. Continue reading

Cape Verde Islands as a Holiday Destination

These Portuguese islands off the African coast, just about four hours loa I strain from major European airports, offering an impressive array of varied natural beauty. Among them, Sal Island (Ilha do Sal) captive in a special way to all travelers.

Cape Verde Islands as a Holiday destinationAs you might guess, this land owes its name to the traditional salt production industry for centuries has taken place here. Even today you can see the structures used to extract the white gold of the sea, around which revolved local wealth until the arrival of tourism.

Actually it was the only wealth of the island, the most arid and desolate Cape Verde (not in vain we’re on the same latitude as the Sahara desert). We could say that this is a piece of desert in the middle of the ocean, albeit with a spectacular skyline of beautiful beaches.

Besides sunbathing and swimming in crystal waters, Sal Island can enjoy various water sports and embark on the adventure of fishing the Cape Verdean style. No big crowds, just small and quiet fishing villages and some hotels. This is, therefore, ideal for those seeking a holiday in peace and tranquility. Continue reading