European cities are built in different architectural styles. Part of the building belonging to different eras and styles, you can see the next one block, and it is this diversity creates a solid image of the city, it is immeasurably more comprehensive than the sum of its individual parts. Strict building of government institutions with centuries of history stand side by side with elegant modern buildings of museums and libraries, and the contrasts are striking and millet in the frame. From ancient castles of San Marino to the Lithuanian grand cathedrals — all these different buildings by famous European architects, able to impress the most sophisticated traveler.
In Scandinavia, we can see perhaps the most expressive examples of modern architecture. Especially famous for this Danish capital Copenhagen. Visit the Royal Theatre defies the imagination on the waterfront langelinie. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cocktail in the theater cafe with a view of the sea or watch a comedy or a drama in three halls of the theater.
Romanesque style widely represented in church architecture across Europe. In Spain and Central Europe, you will see the great cathedrals and monasteries in the Romanesque style; the same style prevails in the magnificent chateau in France. Many of them offer tours, allowing not only see the beautiful houses, but also to learn more about their history and architecture. In Spain, go dear pilgrims and visit less popular among tourists in a small village church, or start their acquaintance with the Romanesque architecture with its best specimens, such as the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
Capital of Belgium, Brussels is also famous for its architecture and is considered the architectural capital of the Art Nouveau or Art Nouveau (Jugendstil). This style is characterized by the rejection of straight lines and angles in favor of a smooth, curved shapes, and these features Art Nouveau architecture can be seen in many buildings in Brussels. Just walk around the city, but you can visit the Museum of Victor Horta, one of the founders of this style.
The architectural style of the era of totalitarianism left a bright trace in the form of cities of former socialist countries in south-east Europe. Expressive model of urban development of this period is the monumental Freedom Square in Bratislava, Slovakia. Cultural features of totalitarianism have political origins as a building in the style of Stalin’s empire and similar styles were to look impressive and majestically, reminding Reigning nature of the totalitarian regime. Architectural tours are gaining more and more popularity, giving lovers of architecture from around the world a unique opportunity to get acquainted with samples of development of this and other periods, and perhaps find inspiration for his work.