ST. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
It is a religious building of the XVI century and the most recognizable temple in the whole world. A recognized fact was that Italian architects were invited to Russia to build this cathedral. The craftsmen in the construction used the then-famous jewelry: “kokoshniki”, “arrows”, “beads”, “crosses”, “snakes”, the general combination of which looks harmonious. All the elevations of the temple are completely individual, giant figured bricks made of burnt clay, which is a great delicacy. If you look at the cathedral from above, you can see that the churches located near the central one form an eight-pointed star – a symbol of the Virgin.
The island of Cyprus is a hospitable and safe country, charming with its picturesque nature, pristine beaches and magnificent architectural monuments. If you bought a tour to Cyprus to spend your long-awaited vacation, then you need to arm yourself with basic knowledge regarding this island of myths to make the most of your vacation time.
The first and important thing you need to know about Cyprus is the coexistence of two states in a political confrontation on one island at once. This is a republic of the same name – the so-called Greek Cyprus (the majority of its population are Greeks). In the north of the island, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was formed – this is Turkish Cyprus, which is inhabited mainly by Turks. Continue reading