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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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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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