Welcome back to Matilbahus today we're going to take a trip in the historic center of the city.
Here are the most fashionable shops in the city but also many bars and restaurants. no shortage apartments and offices. In this part of the city life more than 30.000 people but the apartments are very expensive.
The historical center is crossed by two rivers the Oirse and the Elbahs whose shores are surrounded by tree-lined walks.
Then we begin the trip.
(Since the old town is quite large and I had not much time to write this post I decided to divide it into two or more parts)
Entering the old town we pass King Albert Aveneu. Here there are some offices including the Alianz centrer. The avenue is full of flower beds and in the center is the Victory Column was built to commemorate the conquest of colonies in Africa. In the background there is Felum Bridge one of the links to the districts of Heracles and Ferhestrum.
At the intersection of King Albert Avenue and Alsborg Street there are the department stores of Matilbahus. The imposing building built in Eighteenth Century style located there more than 200 shops and 10 bars / cafes. The building is spread over 6 floors of which is underground. In this department stores work 200 people
It plans to build an underground car park which clashes with the protest of the local citizens.
The actual baptistery is the second most impressive building on the square. Built in 1200 by Prince Eugene of Matilbahus II consists of four main aisles and a dome of about 50m whose windows have been decorated by a number of Dutch artists. From 1450 it became the place where the kings were baptized dell'Netherland including FedericoVI and King Arthur.
Even today it is used for this function even if today the Netherland are not a monarchy but a republic.
In Kassel Avenue meets the Old City Hall. Built in 1467 its dome is 80m high it was the tallest building in the city until 1700. It is among the largest municipalities of the Netherland and work there nearly 900 people including politicians and employees. Besides the common will it is also home to the province of Matilbahus-Winthenur.
The municipality is surrounded by flower beds a perfect place to relax after stressful working hours.
See you soon with a new post.
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