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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Budapest, Hungary
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Hungary, Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, located 216 km (134 mi) south-east of Vienna, 545 km (339 mi) south of Warsaw. With an estimated 2017 population of 1,752,700, it is the largest city in the country.


The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Budapest date back to the 1 century AD. In 1873, Buda and Pest were officially merged with the third part, Óbuda (Old Buda), thus creating the new metropolis of Budapest. With Gothic remains, the Inner City Parish Church, built in the 12th century, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Budapest.

In 1987, Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.



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Friday, May 11, 2018

St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary
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Hungary, Budapest

The Basilica of St. Stephen is a Roman Catholic church in Budapest, Hungary.



The church was built in 1851–1906, in the style of the Neo-Renaissance by the Hungarian architect Josef Hild (1789–1867). In 1931, Pope Pius XI (1857–1939) awards the church the title “basilica minor”.

With a width of 55 metres (180 ft), length of 87.4 metres (287 ft), and height of 96 metres (315 ft), this is the highest church in Budapest and the third highest church building in present-day Hungary.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bialystok, Poland
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Cathedral Białystok, Poland

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called Bialystok Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in Bialystok, Poland.




The cathedral was built between 1900 and 1905, in the style of the Neo-Gothic by the Polish architect Józef Pius Dziekoński (18441927). It was ceremonially consecrated in 1905. The two towers are about 72 m (237 ft) high.

It is the main church of the Archdiocese of Bialystok and acquired the status of basílica in 1985 by decision of Pope John Paul II (1920–2005).


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Galeria Jurowiecka shopping mall in Bialystok, Poland
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Shopping mall Bialystok, Poland

The Galeria Jurowiecka is a shopping mall, and leisure complex in Bialystok, Poland.

The mall was opened in 2015. It is located in the centre of the city, to the north of the Old Town. With 25,000 m² (2,690,977 sq ft) of leasable space, and housing over 140 stores, restaurants, pastry shops, cafes, pubs and other services, making it one of the largest malls in the city.



The Galeria Jurowiecka is a place where you can spend a whole day without ever leaving its premises – it has every type of shop imaginable inside, it has a huge assortment of restaurants, a large cinema, a recreation centre… literally everything can be found here.


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Branicki Palace Gardens in Bialystok, Poland
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Poland, Bialystokians Gardens Palace Branicki

The Branicki Palace Gardens are a 9.7 hectares (35 acres) park, located in Bialystok, Poland.



The park was designed in the 16th century by the German architect Tylman van Gameren (1632–1706), in the Baroque style. French garden is made of labyrinths, fountains and boxwood hedges. In the neighbourhood of the French garden there is another one kept in English style. The principal edifice of the park is the Branicki Palace, erected between 1691 and 1751.

There is plenty of stuff for people to enjoy from all ages and all interests. Bialystokians love to relax and get together in parks and gardens.


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Branicki Palace in Bialystok, Poland
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Poland, Bialystok Branicki Palace

The Branicki Palace, also known as the “Polish Versailles” or “Ver­sa­il­les of the Nor­th”,is a historic palace in Bialystok, Poland.



The palace was built between 1691 and 1752, in the style of the Late Baroque by three architects: Tylman van Gameren (1632–1706), Jan Zygmunt Deybel (1685-90–1752) and Jakub Fontana (1710–1773).

The Branicki Palace was destroyed in 1944; rebuilt in 1946–1960. Nowadays, the historic building housed the Medical University of Bialystok.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bialystok, Poland
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Poland, Bialystok

Bialystok is a city in Poland. With an estimated 2014 population of 295,459, it is the largest city in the north-east of the country.


The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Bialystok date back to the 14th century. Bialystok was first mentioned in written sources in around 1426. In 1692, it was granted city rights by King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania John III Sobieski (1629–1696). The Branicki Palace, built between 1691 and 1697, is one of the oldest surviving building in the city.

Within a radius of a few dozen kilometres from the city are many historic and natural conservation areas of European importance. Among them, primarily, is the Bialowieski National Park, the bastion of the European bison and included in the World Heritage List recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Riga, Latvia
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Latvia Capital Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia, located on the shore of Baltic sea, on the creek of Daugava river. With an estimated 2017 population of 641,000, it is the largest city in the country.




The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Riga date back to the 2nd century. The city was first mentioned in written sources in around 1198. In 1201, it was granted city rights by the bishop Albert of Riga (1199–1229). The Cathedral of Saint Mary or Riga Cathedral, dates to 1211, is one of the oldest surviving building in the city.

UNESCO has declared Riga's historical center a World Heritage site in recognition of its Art Nouveau architecture, widely considered the greatest collection in Europe, and for its 19th-century buildings in wood.
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Vairāk Saules Restaurant in Riga, Latvia
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Latvia Riga Restaurant

The Vairāk Saules is a chain of restaurants with European and Asian cuisine, located in Riga, Latvia.

You can choose from two separate menus, one that specialises in Italian and international cuisine like pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and even vegetarian dishes, and another that lists a variety of Asian specialities from sushi and sashimi to tasty stir fries and noodle dishes.  



Pizza, pasta, sushi, rich Tyrolean dishes and a wide range of fish and meat dishes, appetizers and salads – together over 240 dishes of Italian, Austrian, Indian, Slavic, Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine.


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