What’s New in Florence Museums?

Changing exhibits, illuminated texts, mummy hands, and musical instruments are just some of our new discoveries in Florence. I never feel like I've seen it all, and I never feel like leaving this ever-evolving city.

The New Cathedral of Salamanca, Spain

The beautifully carved choir. Walnut, if I'm not mistaken. And this feature alone must have taken many sculptors many years to complete. The "New" Cathedral of Salamanca is, as the name suggests, one [...]

The Fortified Churches, Transylvania, Romania

The courtyard between the church and the wall at the Prejmer church. Notice the wall has lots of doors. These were apartments, storerooms, workshops, and even a school for the villagers when they were [...]

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The Windows of the Regensburg Cathedral

The altar and apse windows of the Regensburg Cathedral. Luckily not destroyed by allied bombers in World War II. The window featuring the Virgin in blue over the side altar at Regensburg. [...]

The Wooden Churches, Maramures, Romania

The history of the wooden churches which dot the villages of north western Romania is an interesting one. Maramures, as the region is called, is primarily an Orthodox, or Greek, Christian enclave. But while the [...]

The Fantastic Painting of Matthias Church, Budapest

The Matthias Church at the top of the Buda castle hill has been through many iterations since the first church was built on the site in 1015. The first building was destroyed by the Mongols [...]

The Transparente, Cathedral of Toledo, Spain

The baroque riot leads your eye right up to heaven. The first time we visited the Cathedral of Toledo so many years ago, it was only the third Gothic cathedral we'd seen. Westminster [...]