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Friday, 24 May 2024
37 facts about Saint Petersburg
37 facts about Saint Petersburg
A city of many names
It was a dream and a matter of prestige for the Romanov dynasty to gain access to the Baltic Sea and build a metropolis to testify to Russia's emergin ...

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Bremen
On the Bremen market square, between the town hall and the merchants' building (Schütting), there is a medieval statue of the knight Roland, made famous by the French chivalric epic "The Song of Roland".
It is considered one of the oldest Roland statues in Germany. It symbolizes the independence of the ...
Shanghai
The first inhabitants of Shanghai settled in the western part of the city 6,000 years ago.
The true development of the city, however, started in the 19th century, thanks to international and domestic trade because of the First Opium War (1839-1842).
Philadelphia
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the oldest postal service in the United States.
Its history dates back to 1775 when the Continental Congress appointed the first Postmaster General, ...
San Gimignano
San Gimignano’s greatest heyday came at the end of the medieval era.
The city became independent of the bishops of Volterra and established a podestà (in medieval Italia ...
Hamburg
In the first week of May, the port celebrates its opening anniversary.
During the event, you can visit the decks of both old galleons and modern vessels. Musical events and pyrotechnics shows are organized.
Chicago
In 1892, the first suspended railway in the USA was built in the city.
Bremen
The first cafes in this part of Europe were established in Bremen.
Bremen merchants monopolized the coffee trade. In the 17th century, in addition to importing it, the ...
Florence
The city is located near the Apennines, in a basin formed by the surrounding clay hills.
The Arno River (the most important river in central Italy after the Tiber) and three smaller rivers (Mugnone, Ema, and Greve) flow through it.
Cairo
The Al-Azhar Mosque is said to be the most renowned educational institution in Sunni Islam.
It is one of the oldest and most important in the Arab world. Its construction began shortly after t ...
Los Angeles
In 1984 in L.A. The Summer Olympic Games were held for the second time.
Despite being boycotted by 14 communist countries, they achieved greater financial success than the ...