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Citadel of Alessandria, ITALY

This is the most important hexagonal fortress in Europe, according to UNESCO, on whose Tentative List it has been inscribed since 2006. Spreading over 74 hectares, the Citadel of Alessandria is a perfect example of a modern-type fortress. Built between

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Synagogue in Subotica, SERBIA

The Synagogue in Subotica was built in 1902, in what was then part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, to designs by Hungarian architects Marcell Komor and Dezsö Jakab. One of the finest surviving examples of Art Nouveau religious architecture, it has a

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Neighbourhoods of Dolcho and Apozari, Kastoria, GREECE

The lakeside mountain city of Kastoria is one of the most distinguished in Southeast Europe. It has an unequalled number of medieval churches dating from the 9th to the 15th centuries, while its 18th-19th century mansions, founded on the wealth

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Colour Row Settlement in Chernyakhovsk, RUSSIA

The Colour Row Settlement, built in 1924, is the only remaining example of the decade (1915-1925) that the renowned German architect Hans Scharoun spent in former East Prussia, now the Kaliningrad Region of Russia. It is an early example of

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Wooden Churches in Southern Transylvania and Northern Oltenia, ROMANIA

The project aims at saving from destruction over 60 wooden churches of religious and symbolic importance in rural life, but also of notable social, educational and artistic values. Graceful and modest, mostly the size of a village house, the churches

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Carillons of the Mafra National Palace, PORTUGAL

The two towers of the Mafra National Palace feature a unique set of 120 cast bronze bells, divided into carillon, liturgical and hour bells. These outstanding musical instruments, both of which cover a range of four octaves, are the largest

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Historic Stage Machinery of the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp, BELGIUM

The Bourla is the last remaining municipal theatre in Europe with original stage machinery, created by the French company Philastre and Cambon in 1834. The stage machinery as well as the Neo-Classical building by the Belgian architect Pierre Bourla were,

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Historic Stage Machinery of the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp, BELGIUM

The Bourla is the last remaining municipal theatre in Europe with original stage machinery, created by the French company Philastre and Cambon in 1834. The stage machinery as well as the Neo-Classical building by the Belgian architect Pierre Bourla were,

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Historic Stage Machinery of the Bourla Theatre, Antwerp, BELGIUM

The Bourla is the last remaining municipal theatre in Europe with original stage machinery, created by the French company Philastre and Cambon in 1834. The stage machinery as well as the Neo-Classical building by the Belgian architect Pierre Bourla were,

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