Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’


The Birża town was first mentioned in 1450. It is on the territory of Lithuania but in the past, Lithuania  and Poland was like one country. Lithuania formed an alliance and personal union with Poland in 1385 . The town of Birża was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1589. In 1575, as preparation for the castle’s construction, a dam was built on the Agluona …

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Kamieniec Zabkowicki

Kamieniec Ząbkowicki is a 19th century neo-Gothic castle, designed by the renowned architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel for the princess Marianne von Oranien-Nassau. Kamieniec Zabkowicki Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Poland . It is situated in Lower Silesia, in the village of Kamieniec Ząbkowicki. Although designed by Schinkel, but most of the time, the building of the …

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Ghostly Glogowek


There is nothing more exciting than a visit to a ruined, deserted castle! One of the very interesting one is Głogówek, in the south of Poland. Such  people as Beethoven, king Jan Kazimierz or Adam Urban Waleczny were guests here, so  it is worth to stop by, despite that now it is badly damaged and seemingly unloved by the present owners.  The exact …

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Funchal II

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One of the main  reasons why so many people visit the Madeira Island is because of its gardens and flowers. All Madeira Parks and Gardens have a big variety of flowers and trees blooming all year round. Botanical Gardens is the most famous tourist attraction; situated at Quinta do Bom Sucesso on a hillside, it provides wonderful views. The Manor house was …

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Funchal I

The Madeiran Archipelago was discovered in 1419 and soon after, the settlement started.  The City of Funchal is the capital of the Madeira. It is nestled in a natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic and adding to its beauty, is a backdrop of spectacular mountains. The name Funchal comes from the abundance of wild fennel. Located in the south of Madeira, the sunniest …

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