Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to ... More
Historic District of Québec
Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.
Founded in 1519 by the conquistador Pedrarías Dávila, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of
the Americas. It was laid out on a rectilinear grid and marks the transference from Europe of the idea ...
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of jazz, this historic district once hosted such legendary musicians as Count Basie,
Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Turner and Charlie Yardbird Parker. After a multi million dollar makeover, the area is now home ...
This three block historic district of restored brick buildings once served as Colorado's original capitol back in 1861. Today it
is both a shopping and dining magnet. Old brick buildings and thick towering trees hem both sides of Colorado ...