Another famous symbol of this city is St. Benedict Bridge that is built across Rhone. For the first time the bridge was created in 1171, but after this it was destroyed numerous times due to flood. Originally the bridge’s construction contained 22 arches, but after the flood of 1668 only 4 survived.
Among the most famous cultural destinations of this city we should mention Musee du Petit Palais that was opened in 1976. This museum has a unique exhibition of paintings, the majority of which were created by famous artists of the Renaissance period. The museum’s building is also an interesting object by itself as it was created in the 14th century and was owned by cardinal Arnaud de Via. During those years the building was used as a fortification citadel, later the palace was turned into a Catholic school and only then it was decided to turn Petit Palais into a museum. Sure, you cannot visit Avignon and miss to see Palais des papes d'Avignon created in 1309. Since that time the building has been rebuilt and renovated a number of times, but its atmosphere is deeply soaked into a spirit of antiquity even now.
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