12 Amazing World's Walled City

Throughout history the city walls, created as protection from enemies. From the very early history
to modern times, they have become a necessity for almost close each city. Walled towns can only enter through the door city ​​gate that is often closed after a certain hour each night night. Today manicured wall was carrying tourists from all over world of wonder around the walled cities of medieval times.

12 York

York is an ancient city in northern England. City It was founded by the Romans, was taken over by the Angles, was captured by Vikings and finally established in the Kingdom of England in 954. This
boasts the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Since thethe time of Romans, the city has been defended by walls of one form or other. Most of the remaining wall, which surrounds the entire
medieval city, from the 12th - 14th century.

11 Harar

Harar is an ancient walled city in Ethiopia east. For centuries, Harar has been a major commercial center,
linked by trade routes with Africa and Arabia. With 82 mosques, three of which came from the 10th century, and 102 of this temple is one of the most important cities of Islam. Harar is part of the Sultanate of Adal, a medieval Muslim state situated in the Horn of Africa. In the 16th century the town is surrounded by
wall including five gates. This wall, called Jugol, still intact, and has become a symbol of the city.

10 Taroudant

Berber town of Taroudant is interesting and authentic in heart of Souss Valley, with the best preserved city wall in Morocco. This is often called the "Grandmother of Marrakech" because it is scaled down, slow down town that resembles Marrakech with a wall surrounding city. The wall was built in the 16th century under the Saadi Dynasty. Today the city is a market town and a nearby souk each of the two main boxes.

9 Toledo

An often overlooked gem, Toledo is one of the former capital of the Spanish Empire. Toledo's history dates
back to Roman times. Roman occupation followed by the rule Visigothic, Islamic rule and finally the Reconquista of Toledo in 1085 AD. It is the capital of the Spanish empire until the mid- 1500s when the court moved to Madrid. The city is surrounded by Tajo river on three sides and the two medieval walls on the side

8 Pingyao

Pingyao is a small town famous for China well-preserved ancient city wall. Magnificent wall, which includes six The main door and 72 watchtowers, around an old city has the architecture changed little over the last 300 years. In in 2004, part of the south wall collapsed but reconstructed. However, the remaining city walls still largely intact and Pingyao considered one of the best-preserved walled city in the world.

7 Obidos

Town of Óbidos is located on a hill and surrounded by a firm wall. In the 8th century the Moors established the fort on the hill. It was taken from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, in 1148. Óbidos Castle and village walls renovated in the 14th century. The walls are made of local limestone and
marble. The village was also enlarged around this time, with settlement created outside the city walls. Well-preserved medieval views of streets, squares, walls and fortresses of the companies has change the lovely village into a popular tourist attraction in Portugal.

6 Xi'an

Xi'an one of the oldest cities in China, with a history more than 3100 years. Over the past 1,000 years, this city is the capital city for 13 dynasties, and a total of 73 emperors reigned here. Xi'an is the eastern end of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army. A wall well-preserved town, which re-built in the 14th century during the Dynasty Sun early, around the city. One of the world's largest wall city​​, large enough to easily five bicycle crossing.
5 Itchan Kala

Itchan Kala is a city within a walled city Khiva in Uzbekistan. The old city still many historic monuments and
old houses, mainly from the eighteenth century or nineteen. The most spectacular feature is Itchan Kala
sun-dried brick walls and four gates on each side of the castle square. The city wall were destroyed several times but they always rebuilt.

4 Avila

Located in western Spain, the medieval town Ávila is built on a rocky hilltop flat, which appeared suddenly in
middle of the desert right. Ávila has a magnificent city wall well-kept surrounding the entire old city. Fortress has nine gates and 88 towers many topped with a nest stork. The city wall was mainly built in the 11th century and 12.

3 Carcassone

Carcassonne is a walled city The most perfectly preserved walled cities of the world and the largest in Europe. The fort is composed of two outer walls, towers and barbicans built during the long period of time. One part is a Roman and especially different from the medieval walls with brick lining red and terracotta roof tiles. One of the tower housed the Inquisition Catholics in the 13th century and is still known as' The Tower
Inquitition '. Part of the 1991 film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' was shot in and around Carcassonne.

2 Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a city holy to three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, while the modern capital of the State Israel and the largest city. This is a unique place where fun first century rub shoulders with the twenty-first century, and where beautiful old neighborhood leaning against glistening office buildings and high-rise apartments.
Walled city of Jerusalem, which until the end of the century nineteenth-form the whole city, now called the City Old. It is divided into four sections: The Quarters Armenia, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. Jerusalem has been surrounded by walls for defense since ancient times. In the 16th century, the period rule the Ottoman empire in this region, it was decided to completely rebuild the city walls on the remains of ancient walls.
Construction lasted from 1535-1538 and this existing wall wall today.

1 Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a walled city on the coast Adriatic Sea in the extreme south of Croatia. Dubbed the "Pearl of
Adriatic ", is one of the most prominent tourist destinations Mediterranean. Walled city was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only country in the Adriatic city to compete with Venice and achieve extraordinary levels developments during the 15th and 16th centuries. World famous wall surrounding the old city. Built mainly during the 12-17 centuries, they has been maintained until now.
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