Remains of rock-hewn churches may be found in several European and Middle-Eastern landscapes, where natural caves and calciferous rocks invited hermits to shelter in solitude and prayer. In France, such churches were common in Aquitaine.
Through the scenery of Sachsen-Anhalt runs a fascinating route along which it is possible to discover the riches of Romanesque architecture. Established in 1993, it is the perfect showcase for Germany in the 10th and 11th centuries
Once again thieves went for precious Viking Jewels at a major exhibition centre. This time in Denmark
The project at Campus Galli aims to copy the success at Guédelon, albeit this time the goal is to build a 9th century Carolingian Monastery
Twenty years in the making and slowly getting there, Guédelon once more invites visitors to participate in the fun this summer.
The famous royal seat at Avaldsnes on the West-coast of Norway is best known as the residence of Harold Fairhair, but excavations tell us about a splendid royal hall from the 13th century
Close to airport of Ostend in Belgium lies a proper hidden gem, the Walraversijde archaeological site – a medieval open-air museum
After a local medieval festival in 1999 the plan was hatched to create an open-air museum dedicated to telling the story of medieval life c. 1400.
Heavily bombarded during WW2Poggibonsi’s charm resides in the suburbs and its hidden gems: an open-air museum, a medieval inn and a nearby castle
Medieval hilltop villages offer delightful opportunities for slow, more authentic, and sustainable, tourism. In 2017 Italy intends to focus on them.
France overflows with medieval religious heritage in ruins. One victim is the Abbey of Fontenelle at La Roche-sur-Yon
In late Antiquity, a Roman bath fell into disuse in Moissac. Soon after, the church of Saint-Martin, the oldest in France, was built inside the ruins.
In the 11th century, the rich silver mines in Rammelsberg gave rise to the construction of a splendid palace complex in Goslar.
Until recently the Castle of Füzér was a dilapidated ruin romantically hewn from a steep rock in north-eastern Hungary. Now it has been completely rebuilt.
In 1977 the Sarcophagus of Chrodoara was discovered in the church in Amay. The stone-carvings on the slab are widely recognised as unique
Declared a National Monument in 1961, the medieval town of Albarracin is probably one of the most beautiful and evocative places to experience old Spain