7 important places to visit in Basel
Located on the banks of the Rhine, Basel is a major commercial and industrial center in Switzerland, and the University of Basel is an important part of European higher education and science. Important city attractions are concentrated in the historic center of Basel, with convenient infrastructure and tourist routes. Here are 7 of the most interesting places for tourists.
1. Basel Town Hall
The building of the city administration, built in the 16th century on the site of the old town hall, completely destroyed in an earthquake. Today it is a building of red stone with an old observation tower, which houses the city hall of Basel and the authority of the canton of the same name.
2. Basel Minster
The oldest European temple. Its history began in the 7th century with a wooden building. Until the 16th century, Basel Minster(Cathedral) was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, so no trace of the Middle Ages remained in the building. Now belongs to Protestants.
3. Basel Art Museum
The largest collection of fine arts in the country. Famous for the impressive Holbein art gallery. The museum also displays paintings by such masters as Van Gogh, Rembandt, Rubens, Dali and Picasso.
4. Museum of Natural History
Basel Museum of Natural History and Science. The collection of the museum tells about the history of the Earth in various historical periods - from Jurassic and Cretaceous to modern times, and also shows a huge variety of flora and fauna of our planet.
5. St. Elizabeth's Church
The first Protestant church in the country, built after the victory of the Reformers. The temple was built entirely with money bequeathed to the city by K. Merian. The church building is built in the Gothic style and has a church spire, which is much higher in height than Basel Cathedral.
6. Roche Tower
An imposing skyscraper owned by the pharmaceutical corporation Roche Holding. Today it is the tallest building in the country. Within the walls of this imposing step pyramid is also a museum and an observation deck with a magnificent view of the city.
7. Basel Zoo
The city zoo in the center of Basel. It is considered to be one of the best zoos in Europe. This is a favorite place for city tourists who can spend hours here watching the local inhabitants. This is due to the layout of the zoo, which is made in such a way as to give the animals the opportunity to hide from curious spectators in the enclosures, which does not make visiting this place boring in the least.
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