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Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon Portugal

 Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos and National Archaeology Museum in Belem Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery is the most important monument in Lisbon and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the best example of Manueline architecture which is Portuguese late Gothic unique style. It is characterised by an elaborate use of sculptural detail and often includes sea motifs.

 

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Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Taken in Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

 
Leaving Marrakesh travel towards Ouarzazate through the Atlas Mountains, I was able to enjoy an ample variety of beautiful landscapes and many authentic Berber villages through the window, and after 4 hours drive the first big stop of the Sahara desert camp was in ‘Ait Benhaddou Kasbah’ a 16th century well known fortified village in the Province of Ouarzazate. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. Many big movies have been shot here, The Mummy, Gladiator, Prince of Persia etc. The town itself is the main attraction, with earth and clay brick buildings climbing up the hill. Admiring a decoration here and a view there, you can really feel like you have travelled to the past.

 

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