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The historical center of Vladimir will be reconstructed

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In Vladimir, the reconstruction of the historic center will begin soon, reports Interfax. The presentation of the project and the bookmarking of the memorial sign have already taken place. The plans include the construction of housing and hotel complexes, which should strengthen interest in the city as one of the centers of Russia's architectural heritage and Orthodox pilgrimage. An indispensable condition that must be observed in the design and construction of new buildings is the preservation of the style of the Vladimir architectural school.

Vladimir – one of the cities included in the route "Golden Ring", popular with tourists. The first chronicle mentions of the city date back to the end of the 10th century. In the early 30-ies of the XX century in Vladimir was laid the foundation of large-scale industry. During this period there were changes in the administrative status of the city: on January 14, 1929 Vladimir province was abolished, and the city of Vladimir was first the center of the Vladimir district, and since 1931 – the district included in the Ivanovo industrial region.

Residential apartments, underground garages, a multifunctional administrative and social center anda modern 3-star hotel will be a single complex that does not violate the city's surviving centuries. The total area of ​​residential premises will be 8,5 thousand square meters. m, the administrative center – 8 thousand square meters. m. It is planned to start construction from residential and office buildings, which will create an additional inflow of cash through the sale of housing and office rental and accelerate the payback of the project.

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January 1, Moscow Zoo can be visited free of charge

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During the school holidays, the Moscow Zoo will work seven days a week, and also cancel the sanitary day on Mondays, December 31 and January 7. On the last day of December, the zoo will be open until 15.00, on January 1 and 7 – until 5 pm. We remind you that visitors enter the territory one hour before closing. The press service of the zoo draws attention to the fact that on January 1, visit the zoo is free of charge, RIA Novosti reports. Since November 5, the Moscow Zoo has switched to winter operation and is closed for visitors at 17.00. This is due to the reduction of daylight and the coming cold weather.

The Moscow Zoo was opened in 1864 by the Russian Imperial Society for the Acclimatization of Animals and Plants. The place for creating the zoo was chosen by the majority of votes – Presnensky ponds (the so-called territory where the old part of the park is now) were at an accessible distance for all Muscovites. By the opening of the zoo, it already had about 80 species and 200 specimens of wild animals and more than 100 domestic specimens.

Now the Moscow Zoo contains about eight thousand animals, representing more than a thousand species of the world's fauna.The zoo participates in many international programs for the conservation of endangered species of animals, cooperates with environmental organizations around the world, is a member of the World and European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA, EAZA).

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Pedestrian routes in Vienna

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Most of the sights of Vienna are located in the Inner City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this article you will find a description of two walking routes The EU will fight illegal immigration the historic center of Vienna. Print out the map and go on an independent acquaintance with the history and architecture of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

A walk in Vienna. The first day

From Of the Vienna State Opera 1 (Opernring 2) go along the pedestrian street Kärntnerstraße to the business card of the city – St. Stephen's Cathedral 2 (Stephansplatz). Find Mozart's House 3 (Domgasse 5), in which the composer lived from 1784 to 1787. Go through Graben Street with the Plague Column and the fountains of Josef and Leopold, turn onto the Kohlmarkt shopping street to the palace Hofburg 4 (Heldenplatz). Once Hofburg was a medieval fortress, then a palace of the Habsburg family, now it houses the residence of the President of Austria. Cross the Heroes' Square Heldenplatz, in its north-western part you can see a beautiful view of the Parliament, the Town Hall and the Burgtheater. Go through the Burgtor gate and the Burgring ring towards Kunsthistorisches Museum To the Museum of Art and History 5 (Maria-Theresien-Platz), opposite it is the Natural History Museum, in the center – a monument to the Empress Maria Theresa. Across the road is Museum Quarter (MQ) 6 , which includes the Leopold Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle, Zoom. Continue along the street Getreidemarkt to the golden dome of the house Secession 7 (Friedrichstraße 12). This building is an outstanding architectural monument of Austrian Art Nouveau. On the underground subway crossing, passing under Karlsplatz, you will go to the House of the Artist Künstlerhaus and the Vienna Philharmonic Wiener Musikverein 8 (Musikvereinsplatz 1). From here you can see the Catholic Church Karlskirche 9 (Karlsplatz), built in the Baroque style and adjacent to it the Vienna Karlsplatz Museum. Follow Lothringerstraße towards the building Konzerthaus 10 (Lothringerstraße 20), go through the City Park Stadtpark 11 where there are monuments to Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert and other outstanding personalities. Cross the Schubertring Park ring and go to the House of Music Haus der Musik 12 (Seilerstätte 30), it houses an interactive sound museum. At the conclusion of the route, return to Kärntnerstraße Street and through Albertinaplatz Square go to the Albertina Gallery Albertina 13 (Albertinaplatz 1). In the former palace of the Duke Albert von Sachsen-Teshena one of the world's most significant graphic collections was assembled.

A walk in Vienna. Second day

The route begins in the park Burggarten 1 (Josefsplatz 1), which houses the statues of Mozart, Goethe and Franz Josef. Past the Hofburg Palace, go to the Heroes Square Heldenplatz 2 (Burgring), in the center of the square there are bronze monuments to Prince Eugene of Savoy and Archduke Charles. The nearby Volksgarten Park is famous for the statue of Empress Sisi. Go Ringstraße to the building Of the Parliament 3 (Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3) and the sculptural composition of Athena-Pallas with a fountain decorating it. Through another city park Rathauspark with fountains, statues and exotic trees, approach the building Town Halls 4 (Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1), built in the Neo-Gothic style. Opposite the Town Hall is Burgtheater 5 (Universitätsring 2), established in 1741 by decree of Empress Maria Theresa. Turn right to Minoritenkirche 6 (Minoritenplatz 2a). In the church of the Order of the Minorities, the mosaic "The Last Supper" is preserved – an exact copy of the work of Leonardo da Vinci, made by the order of Napoleon Bonaparte. On the street Freyung, once inhabited by traders and street musicians, reach the square Am Hof 7 . In 1960, the remains of a Roman settlement were discovered on this site. The most beautiful building on the square is the Gothic church Zu den Neun Chören der Engel. Across Judenplatz 8 with the Holocaust Memorial on it and the narrow streets of the Old City, go to the Upper Market Hoher markt 9 Exactly at noon Anchor Watches Ankeruhr play music, and the parade of 12 dancing figures begins.Continue on towards the oldest church in Vienna, Ruperechtskirche. Between the streets of Rabensteig, Judengasse and Seitenstettengasse is located Bermuda Triangle 10 , famous for its bars and restaurants. Rotentumstraße will lead you to St. Stephen's Cathedral 11 (Stephansplatz). If you have any questions, please go to Kärntnerstraße before Information Center Vienna 12 (Albertinaplatz).

If your time is limited, buy a ticket for the hop-on hop-off tourist bus, on its route 21 stops near the main sights of Vienna and the audio guide in Russian.
For a more complete acquaintance with the Austrian capital, go for a sightseeing tour in Vienna with a Russian-speaking guide.

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Tourists in the Czech Republic are invited to visit the old prison

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For the first time in 150 years, the operating prison in the Mírov castle opened its doors to visitors. Built in the XIII century castle in 1858 was converted into a prison. That year, 736 prisoners were brought here.

Visit the prison of the Worlds all interested can before September 25. Tourists will be offered to make an excursion, during which they will show the first courtyard, St. Markets church and a cellar. The prison administration emphasizes that "open days" are designed for lovers of antiquity and history. Currently, 377 prisoners are serving their sentence in Mirow, writes The Czech Walker.

The Mirow Castle is located not far from the homonymous village in the Olomouc Region. The prison is carefully guarded here: during its entire existence only one prisoner managed to escape. This happened eight years ago. The story was widely publicized.

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