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A side streets in the Jewish Quarter of Dubrovnik

On the left side of the Stradun Promenade, when facing the clock tower, is the Jewish Quarter. The Synagogue, which is still standing, was built in 1408. This is the oldest, still active synagogue of Spanish Sephardic Judaism in the world. It is also, after the synagogue in Prague, the second oldest synagogue in Europe. On its floor lies the Moorish rug which the Spanish Queen Isabella, the benefactor of Columbus, gave her Jewish physician.
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The perfect proportion of the St. Peter’s Square of Vatican City State

St. Peter’s Square is one of the most monumetal squares in Europe. It was made by a great Baroque artist and architect, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Pope Alexander VII asked Bernini to design a monumental square in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in 1656, taking into account the already existing structures. We are talking about two things: Continue reading

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