Villa Principe Leopoldo, perched atop the fabled "Golden Hill" which dominates the city of Lugano, is named after Prince Frederic Leopold of Prussia, a distinguished cavalry general and member of the German Hohenzollern Dynasty, which ascended the throne of Prussia with Frederic William in 1701 and then became first rulers of the new German empire on its creation on 1871.
HTMS Chakri Naruebet (Thai จักรีนฤเบศร, meaning "In honour of the Chakri Dynasty") is the flagship of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), and Thailand's first and only aircraft carrier. Based on the Spanish Navy's Principe de Asturias-class design and constructed by Spanish shipbuilder Bazán, Chakri Naruebet was ordered in 19...
When the visigothic Kingdom of Spain was surrended by Moors invaders (year 711), the northern zone mantained its independence. Soon, appeared the christian kingdom of Asturias, which capital, Oviedo, was a splendorous court where it was constructed this cathedral, started in IX c. and finished in XV c. in Gothic style.
The most interesting things to visit are mainly inside the fortress that looks down to the Minho River and Spain. They have been destroyed several times whether it were the Barbarians, the Arabs, the armies of Asturias and Leon or even the French troops in the 19th century, they have always been restored and still very well preserved. Valença's fortress is a piece of gothic and baroque military...
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