Luxembourg - the capital of Luxembourg
Capital of Luxembourg - a city with the same namename, situated at the confluence of two rivers. There are small Petrus and Alzate. The city occupies a fairly significant space and is divided into 24 districts, but of particular interest to tourists are only 4 of them.
Luxembourg rather can be divided intoUpper and Lower Town. Due to the fact that on its territory flowing river, in the city there are numerous bridges. In general, their more than a hundred. The biggest deemed Duchess Charlotte Bridge and the Bridge of Adolf.
Grund, the second title of the Lower Town - looksmore modern. There are a huge number of banks, office buildings and breweries. Surprisingly unusual in this background look medieval buildings and walls.
A favorite place for walking in this part of the capitalArm is square. Here you can have a tasty lunch by going to one of the many restaurants or make the race and significantly facilitate the purse in modern shopping centers.
Grand Ducal Palace
Palace, as before, is the seat ofGrand Duke. The building dates back to 1572 year. Initially it housed the Town Hall, but in the XIX century structure of interest to the Grand Duke, who ruled the country at that time, and it became the main residence of the family. A little later the palace was further built out another wing where personal comfort family members were located. Today Grand Ducal Palace is working residence. The Grand Duke and his family live in another place.
Bridge is the unofficial symbol of the capital. It was he who embodies the independence of Luxembourg, being the main attraction of the city. The bridge is more than a century. The first stone of its foundation was laid in 1900. The official opening took place after three-plus years. Initially, it was opened for vehicles and for rail transport.
You can find it, if you go to the southern partcapital Cities. Construction of the cathedral was completed in the early XVII century. Since the erection of the building coincided with the period of change of epochs, the appearance of the temple contains the features of Gothic, Renaissance and softness. Where you can admire the powerful choruses and sculpture. Particularly noteworthy are the crypt tomb.
Casemates du Bock rock
Numerous chambers and tunnels located inSubsoil rock Le Bock, is famous casemates. The first cameras have been cut down in the XVII century - the time of Spanish rule. Later tunnels were deepened and expanded. The total length is 23 kilometers. In the XIX century many dungeons were dismantled, but the 17 kilometers of tunnels remained intact. During World War II it was used as a shelter by people fleeing from the bombing.
Church of St. Michael
This Catholic Cathedral, located in the street Fish market. The temple is a religious shrine city. The style of the church is very unusual and combines Baroque and Romanesque styles.
Count Siegfried in 987 gave the order to startConstruction of the palace chapel, which was later destroyed, rebuilt and being completed. The completed church was in 1688, during the reign of Louis XIV. During the French Revolution, the cathedral was the only building in the entire city, which did not touch the crowd.