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The true monuments of antiquity in Mexico are the pyramids. There are many of them in the country, but only a few are available for viewing. Many pyramids are buried under the cultural layer and covered with dense tropical vegetation, so that they are simply green hills. Most of the pyramids are multi-layered structures: the oldest is inside, and above it there are several later superstructures and facings.
The most famous and probably the most ancient are the pyramids of Teotihuacan, not far from Mexico City. Teotihuacan (translated as “a place where people communicate with the gods”) is the oldest and most mysterious of all the open cities of pre-classical America.
In the days of Ancient Rome, it totaled 200 thousand inhabitants. By the end of the first millennium AD, the city was empty, its temples and houses were destroyed. The two largest pyramids have been preserved – the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon, as well as the temple of the most popular of the Mexican gods – Quetzalcoatl, personifying a good and bright beginning. Continue reading
SIGHTSEEING One of the most important sights of Denmark is the Danes themselves, their friendliness, hospitality and humor. The Danes live at the crossroads of Scandinavian, European and Baltic cultures. This helped them to be open both in the sense of boundaries and for influences from the outside. The key to the Danish heart is the word hüggge, which means a combination of warmth, well-being and intimacy. Thanks to the new bridge over the Great Belt Strait, almost any attraction can be visited during a day trip by car or by train. You should definitely see Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark is famous for its many spiers, towers and bell towers. Among the attractions, one can especially highlight the Amalienborg palace complex (XVIII century). Four identical buildings are located opposite each other on an octagonal square, in the center of which stands an elegant equestrian monument to Federic V. Nearby is the famous Marble Cathedral. Its dome with a diameter of 30 m is very similar to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The most colorful area of Copenhagen is Nyhavn (New Harbor). This is a favorite place for artists, photographers, writers, journalists and tourists. Continue reading
SIGHTSEEING Stockholm lies on 14 islands on the shores of Lake Mälaren and the Norstrom Strait, and is considered one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The first mention of Stockholm dates back to 1252, and from the 13th century the city was the permanent residence of the Swedish kings and the capital of the vast territory of Sweden at that time. The old part of the city – Gamla Stan, is entirely located on the island of Stadsholmen and is closed to vehicles. Here is the famous Royal Palace (1754) with the royal chapel and the Antique Museum of Gustav III, as well as the Palace Church, St. Nicholas Cathedral (XIII-XV centuries, the place of coronation of the Swedish monarchs), the Armory, the Royal Mint, the Treasury, Ukensherna Palace (now the Ministry of Education is here), the Tessinsky Palace (Slottsbakken) and the Stockholm Stock Exchange on the Square. There are several unique palaces located at the rear of the Reddishman (“The Royal Isle”) – The Palace of the Wrangel (now here is the Swedish aperture), The Palace of the Second Quintessentially The Riddarholme Church (XIII-XV centuries), the burial place of Swedish kings and aristocrats, and since 1807, a magnificent museum are also interesting. Continue reading