Lübeck – Schleswig-Holstein – Alemania II

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La Ciudad Hanseática de Lubeca (en alemán: Hansestadt Lübeck), que cuenta con 211.713 habitantes, es la segunda ciudad en población del estado federado de Schleswig-Holstein, en el norte de Alemania, después de Kiel. El casco medieval de la ciudad fue nombrado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en el año 1987, destacando las construcciones de ladrillo en estilo gótico báltico como la Puerta de Holsten.
La ciudad está dividida en diez municipios y 35 distritos. La municipio del Centro (Innenstadt) está localizado en una isla fluvial rodeada por los rios Trave y Wakenitz. El municipio de Travemünde, a diecisiete kilómetros del centro, está a las orillas del mar báltico y es un popular balneario y puerto en la desembocadura del río Trave.
Hamburgo se encuentra a unos 58 km al suroeste y Kiel, la capital de Schleswig-Holstein, a 62 km al noroeste. La autopista (Autobahn 1)…

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City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain

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Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias (City of arts and sciences), Valencia, Spain.

Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain

It is an entertainment complex right next to the shore of the beach in Valencia that was opened in April 1998. It was designed by the renowed architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. It is the most important modern tourist attraction in Valencia.

Although I couldn’t get inside these amazing buildings, I enjoyed the walk all along the shore after the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Personally I liked more Valencia than Barcelona. Maybe Valencia does not have as many tourist attractions as Barcelona but the beach is just amazing! Specially during the “Fiesta de San Juan” weekend or the Formula 1 weekend. During the “Fiesta de San Juan” you can go the beach and drink and have a good time with a bunch of young people around a bonfire. And during the Grand Prix, the city is engulfed in glamour and you can enjoy a great afternoon listening to the mighty roar of the 2.4-litre V8 engines.

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Mary’s Square, Munich, Germany

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Marienplatz (Mary’s square) Munich, Germany.

During the Middle Ages markets and other ceremonies took place in this crowded square. In 1638 a column with a golden statue of Virgin Mary was erected to celebrate the end of the swedish occupation in Bavaria during the 30 years’ war. It is, in deed, this column (Mariensäule, german for Mary’s column) that gives the square its name. The square is surrounded by the New City Hall and the Old City Hall. This place is definitely worth a visit.

If you ever  find yourself in this amazing city, you should totally join the free tour that starts every day from Mary’s Square. It last 3 hours more or less but you’ll understand a lot of german culture and traditions.

I’ve taken the tour 4 times (3 times in english and 1 in spanish) and I’ve enjoyed it every single time. Eventhough all the tour guides are great, I think you’ll have a funnier walk through the city with Virginia.

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Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava Castle) and statue of Svatopluk I, king of Moravia, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Its construction was started during the X century. It is located on top of a rocky hill of the Carpathians, next to the  Danube river. Its 4 towers are considered as a city symbol.

It was burned down  by accident in 1811 by garrison soldiers and it was until 1930 that its reconstruction was planned.

In my opinion it’s a place that’s definitely worth a visit. Even though it’s not as spectacular as other castles in Europe like Leeds’ or Neuschwanstein’s, there’s no doubt that it has a certain mystical touch that only the places in eastern Europe can offer.

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Basilica of Saint Mary of Health, Venice, Italy

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Chiesa Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of Saint Mary of Health), Venice, Italy.

In 1630, while the people of Venice fell upon the plague, the patriarch of the city promised to build a church to virgin Mary as long as the people regain their health.  Furthermore, he promised to visit the church once a year with the city leaders. By the end of the plague, almost 100 thousand venetians had already died.

In 1631 started the construction of the church under the order of Baldassare Longhena. Its construction was finally ended in 1687

Since then, every November 21st is celebrated in Venice the Festa della Madonna della Salute (Party of the Mrs. of Health)

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Welcome!

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Welcome to demeterslog.wordpress.com.

Personally, I’ve always been interested in traveling and knowing different places . That’s the reason I’ve decided to start this blog, so I can share a little bit of the places I’ve been to and a little about my (still) few adventures.

I’ve always thought that in order to love more your country you definitely need to experience other ones.

I hope you like this blog as much as I’m enjoying doing it! Feel free to leave your comments

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