It is also known as Haram Beit Ullah (translated as “the Sacred house of Allah” or “the Forbidden house of Allah”). It is situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This mosque is not only the biggest in size and capacity, but also the most important in the lives of followers of Islam.
She is one of the most important Muslim shrines in the courtyard is the heart of the Islamic world – the Kaaba. It is the courtyard of the Holy Haram want lifetime the hearts of believers. Turning to her side, they read namaz five times a day. And everyone has had a chance, to make a pilgrimage to the Kaaba.
Over the centuries the building was regularly rebuilt and reconstructed. The increase in the number of pilgrims constantly demanded more capacity. The last time a major construction on its territory in the 1980s, there was then added two minarets and one building of impressive dimensions. Continue reading
Barcelona and tourism – two things that cannot exist without each other. This city is so unique that they can come back again and again. And, of course, no one of the guests in Barcelona will not be able to pass the famous, mysterious and enchanting Gothic quarter.
It is a romantic place in the heart of the Old town: it originates from the main Plaza de Catalunya and along La Rambla stretches down to the Avenue, via Laietana. Why Gothic?
Because only here are preserved remains of buildings erected in the Middle ages, when Aragon was considered the most powerful nation in the Mediterranean. Barcelona is rightly proud of the architectural structures of past centuries, which, although they have undergone some changes, but still retained his mysterious Gothic style. What is the Gothic quarter in these days and than he will be able to decorate the rest of the tourists? Continue reading
According to researchers, the history of Baalbek can be traced back to the construction of the temple of Baal (Baal) is an ancient Phoenician deity. His name is still in the name of Baalbek. After the destruction of the temple by the earthquake he was restored by the Egyptians as a temple of the Sun, and with the advent of the Greeks got Baalbek ancient name Heliopolis – city of the Sun.
In the era of the Roman Empire, the Sun temple was rebuilt in the temple of Jupiter, near to which were built the temples of Bacchus and Venus. During the Byzantine Empire, the pagan temples were transformed into Christian, then came the era of Arab minarets, then came the crusaders, the Turks and the Mongols. Ancient temples were plundered, rebuilt, dismantled for use as building material and many times suffered from strong earthquakes.
Baalbek today is a small Lebanese village, and the eponymous temple complex lies in ruins nearby. But even what has survived to our times, is impressive and staggering. Continue reading