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Angola: A Country Of Natural Contrasts


Angola – African country, the coast of which was discovered by the Portuguese in 1482 and then became a Portuguese colony of almost 4 centuries.

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Angola’s main attraction is undoubtedly its nature.

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Along the coast, the length of which is nearly 1600 km, a magnificent forest, wild Savannah and lifeless desert Namib – that’s the main list of the country’s natural treasures.

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Luanda, the capital of Angola, is a kind of center of the cultural sphere. A large number of objects that belong to the attractions of the African scale, are located in this city. The museums of Luanda you can see almost all the exhibits of the country.

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It must be Dongdu Museum – one of the most informative in this city. In its halls are stored values ​​of history and ethnography. Great attention of tourists attracted to the two buildings: the National Library and Municipal. On the shelves of the libraries located all of the many works of art writers across Africa. And you can find a large collection of world literary masterpieces.

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In the center of Luanda is the Jesuit Church and the Church of the Madonna Nazareth. These attractions draw the increasing attention of tourists.

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Almost every street constructed buildings which are very different times. This is what visitors are interested Luanda usual walk. Just walk around the city – is familiar with its history and architectural features. The main part of the architectural landmarks of the capital of Angola, castles and fortresses, centered near San Miguel. He completely rebuilt and now it’s Historical Museum. The remains of the walls of two huge forts from the XVII century.

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There rest available in both the upper and lower parts of the city. In addition, each of them represents a certain giant attraction. It should be noted that the city is divided conditionally terrace, the height of which is less than 10 meters. At the top of the city you have the opportunity to see the beauty of the Middle Ages: the green mansions with magnificent and very beautiful turrets and small, but cozy verandas and pergolas. Nearby is a large institution and the Government – the Houses of Parliament.

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Not far from it is built the Bishop’s Palace and the President of Luanda. In most cases, all the tourists want to learn more about the interior decoration of the main cathedral in the Upper Luanda. Outside it looks so unusual and attractive that visitors want to see what is inside it. The incomparable beauty refers to the University of Angola.
During the walk is to look at the Academy of Music. Near the entrance once inside heard little snippets of classical music pieces. Small theaters are also located in Luanda. They do not even trade, rather amateur. But, in spite of this fact, they are known to the entire city of interesting ideas and high-quality performance of the actors. Moreover, facilities for performances almost always full.

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Lubango – Angolan city, the administrative center of the province of Huila, located 677km. the country’s capital, Luanda. The city was founded in 1885. Portuguese settlers from the island of Madeira, and was originally called Sa da Bandeira.

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The main attraction – located a 30-minute drive from the Brazilian reduced copy of the monument of Jesus Christ. It was built by the Portuguese in 1945-50gg. During the Angolan war of independence on the hill near the monument located Cuban air defense base, which yuarovskie troops tried to destroy with enviable persistence, and the guidance for the aircraft they used the monument to Christ as a reference. A white figure survived, but still it can be seen on multiple traces from bullets and shrapnel.

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Now Lubango quiet and safe enough for tourists town with beautiful colonial architecture surrounded by a picturesque park.

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Kissamas National Park – the oldest and the most famous sanctuary of Angola. It was created by the colonial government of the country in 1938. In 1957. it was granted the status of a national park. It begins about 70 km away. Luanda, occupies a vast area (about 10 thousand. square kilometers) and is limited to 120 km long coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, rivers and quasi Long. It is a generally high-grass savannas.

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About 40% of the country’s territory is occupied by forests, which are mainly dry deciduous trees.

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To the south the vegetation comes to naught – the territory of the Namib Desert is not conducive to rapid growth of the plants.

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