Melk Abbey Austria

Melk Abbey Austria

Highlights of Austria | Melk Abbey A vivid yellow Baroque jewel, Melk Abbey, or Stift Melk, is the most famous abbey in Austria. Set high above the River Danube, the abbey is the focal point …

Juma Mosque Azerbaijan

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Highlights of Azerbaijan | Juma Mosque The Juma Mosque of Shamakhi (Juma Masjid) is the largest mosque in Azerbaijan. Shamakhi (also called Shemakha) is located 122 kilometres west of Baku and is one of Azerbaijan’s …

Eggenberg Palace Austria

Eggenberg Palace in Graz

Highlights of Austria | Eggenberg Palace Eggenberg Palace, also known as Schloss Eggenberg Eggenberg Palace, also known as Schloss Eggenberg, is an elegant Baroque palace located on the edge of the city of Graz in the Austrian …

Belvedere Palace Austria

Belvedere

Highlights of Austria | Belvedere Palace Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and as much as piece of art as the impressive works housed in its interior. The large complex actually …

Highlights of Austria | Schönbrunn Palace Schonbrunn Palace, also referred to as Schoenbrunn Palace, is Vienna’s most popular attraction and it is not hard to see why. The opulent summer palace of the Habsburgs is …

Grutas Park Lithuania

Highlights of Lithuania | Grutas Park

Highlights of Lithuania | Grutas Park Grutas Park A communist statue graveyard, Grutas Park is a dark homage to one of the worst periods of Lithuanian history. Eight kilometres east of Druskininkai, a spa town …

Highlights of Azerbaijan | Ateshgah (Fire Temple) ‘Azer’ in Persian means fire and Azerbaijan’s nickname is ‘the Land of Fire’. Zoroastrianism, the main religion during Persian rule, puts great importance on fire, which is believed …

Highlights of Pakistan | Wazir Khan Mosque While the Mughal Empire’s Shah Jahan was an important patron of religious architecture throughout the Indian subcontinent, the Wazir Khan Mosque (Masjid Wazir Khan) in Lahore, Pakistan, said …

Highlights of Pakistan | Skardu Valley   The Skardu Valley is located in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, on the Indus River which separates the Karakoram range from the Himalayas. Surrounded by the peaks of the Karakoram, …

Fez, Morocco

royal palace doors Fez Morocco

Highlights of Morocco | Fez For over a thousand years, the inland city of Fez has been the spiritual heartland of Islamic Morocco. It is situated at the crossroads of all the important cities of …

Highlights of Lithuania | Hill of Crosses The Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai Just outside the northern city of Siauliai lies a small hill in the middle of farmland that has been crowned with around …

Highlights of Lithuania | Trakai Island Castle Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania Trakai Island Castle is like something from a fairy tale – there is nothing quite like admiring the view of the coral-coloured brick towers …

Riga Cathedral, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Riga Cathedral Riga Cathedral, Latvia One of the most recognisable features in the Latvian capital, Riga Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the …

Turaida Castle, Latvia

One of the remaining towers at Turaida Castle

Highlights of Latvia | Turaida Castle A view over the castle and the Gauja Valley The beautiful Turaida Castle looks like it came straight off the pages of a storybook. One might expect to see …

Rundale Palace, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Rundale Palace Rundale Palace 80 km south of Riga, the Latvian capital, one will find Rundale Palace, a magnificent Baroque and Rococo-style mansion used as the summer residence for the Dukes …

Petra, Jordan

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Highlights of Jordan | Petra Petra (“Rock”), situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was once the capital of an ancient kingdom of the Nabateans that flourished during Greek and Roman times, its …