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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #1

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Your favorite town centers


I´ve always loved the old buildings and the old part of the city, my city has one of the largest and best preserved in Spain. The avenues were occupied by walls, was what is called in Arabic era Mayurqa Madina, a city of 60,000 people and 100 acres. That is, the 10th largest city in Europe in the thirteenth century.

I'd like to share photos with your favorite old towns.


The old city today:

PALMA CENTRO HISTORICO

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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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wow those pictures up there look beautiful.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3

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I´ve always loved the old buildings and the old part of the city, my city has one of the largest and best preserved in Spain. The avenues were occupied by walls, was what is called in Arabic era Mayurqa Madina, a city of 60,000 people and 100 acres. That is, the 10th largest city in Europe in the thirteenth century.

I'd like to share photos with your favorite old towns.


The old city today:

PALMA CENTRO HISTORICO

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Absolutely gorgeous! Would love to visit someday!
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #4

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Nice to meet you Hondero, greetings from a countryman

Can you post Islamic remains from Palma and other sites in Majorca?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #5

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Great pictures! Seems like a really beautiful place!

Of all the towns I've visited I think that Brugge (Bruges) has the most picturesque town center. It was an important trade center during the Middle Ages. Unfortunately the pictures I found around the net don't do justice to its real beauty.

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The old town of Prague also impressed me and I'll get the chance to spend 6 months of studying there starting from February!

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Finally, I need to confess my deep love for Paris! Any picture would be unnecessary...

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Old December 6th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #6

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Thanks for the posts!

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Nice to meet you Hondero, greetings from a countryman

Can you post Islamic remains from Palma and other sites in Majorca?


Hello, in the town preserves some downtown buildings, the Almudaina and Moorish baths. The Cathedral was a small mosque and used his position to build when the city was conquered by James I.

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La Almudaina
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Arab toilets
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One of the few Roman remains, the arc of the Almudaina.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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My favourite are the historical Transylvanian Saxon towns

Nagyszeben/Sibiu/Hermanstadt

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Brassó/Brasov/Kronstadt (just beware the brown bears that can come down from the Cenk/Tampa mountain )

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Segesvár/Sighisoara/Schassburg

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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #8

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Oxford without the traffic!

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