Travel: Strasbourg Cathedral and City Glanum

Attractions Alsace – Strasbourg Cathedral

The imposing Cathedral is deservedly the most famous and popular attractions Alsace. The Alsatian landmark with only one tower can be seen from afar. Probably in 1176 began construction in late Romanesque style, and later Became the Early Gothic, the cathedral owes the typical pointed arches. However, de south portal has the Romanesque arch. Originally, as in Paris and Rheims, the building was designed with two towers.

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HOWEVER, a central block, which then added as a bell floor before the Strasbourg Cathedral, sat the North Tower between the two towers. Finally, a height of 142 meters which reached in 1439, whereby the cathedral until the 19th Century that the highest building of the West.

Today the Roman Catholic Church is among the largest sandstone buildings in the world and the most famous sights Alsace. The visitor attraction is surrounded by numerous half-timbered houses. Especially popular is the astronomical clock in the south transept. Every day at 12:30 clock starts here the circulation of the Apostles. To view this popular drama, you should be there early.

Those who accept the challenge of the 332 steps to the cathedral platform will be rewarded with a beautiful view from 66 meters to the Black Forest and the Vosges. It is interesting that the western facade with ornate rose window. Strasbourg’s cathedral as one of the most important Alsace attractions all year round to visit, but not during services. The Climb the platform in the winter months only open from 10 to 17:30 instead from 9: 00 to 19:30 as in the summer.

Interest excavations of the city of Glanum

Glanum was a Roman city in the south of France. The excavations City Glanum are an attraction for tourists and history buffs people nowadays. The site is located south of St. Remy-de-Provence and 20 kilometers from Avignon.

In the 3rd Century BC, the Greeks built a centre handle and called it Glanum. 260 AD, the city was destroyed by Alemanni. The inhabitants moved further up river and founded St Remy-de-Provence.

Even today, there are two impressive monuments, still attract a large amount of people each. Firstly, there are the excavations City Glanum still a triumphal arch and secondly a very large built mausoleum. The tower stands 18 meters high in the sky and can already be seen from afar. Both are witnesses of a flourishing ancient and raise the viewer a picture of ancient architecture.

The mausoleum has shown to every direction towards the battle scenes on each headstock. The triumphal arch above it suggests archaeologists, that it is a monument to a soldier.

The opening times is from 10:00 to 18:30.

The excavations Glanum city can be reached at the following address:

St. Remy de Provence than Roman “Glanum”
13210 Saint Rémy de Provence