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Attractive destinations for old city walls

Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Oversee

There are thousands of historical cities worldwide you can visit, but not all kept intact old walls that surround the city as a belt filled with time stamp. Such cities hide real treasures which leave them discovered by tourists lost on streets shaded by tall walls, hundreds of years old.

Here are four of the most interesting cities surrounded by walls:

Taroudant, Morocco

Taroudant is a walled historic city in southern Morocco. Once, Taroudant was an important stopping point for caravans traveling across the Sahara desert to Marrakesh. Since the eleventh century, Taroudant has become a thriving city, thanks to gold and silver mines nearby. City walls were built from the ground, in the sixteenth century.


Rhodes, Greece

Medieval city of Rhodes is one of the most beautiful jewels hidden in Greece. UNESCO declared world heritage, the old city is surrounded by fortified walls dating back to XIV century and Rhodes Town which divides into two parts. Tourists can enter any of the city gates, following then line walls or may be lost in the maze of streets with a map in hand. Each gate has such a map, showing all streets and sights nestled between the walls, so wandering the streets is a pure pleasure, without any risk.


Avila, Spain

Avila is a medieval city in central Spain, famous for its many churches and its walls, very well preserved. The city was declared a UNESCO monument. City walls, made of granite, were built in the eleventh century and include nine gates and 88 towers.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is an old city, whose walls have protected the invaders come from the sea. Situated on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik is a beautiful historic city, with towers and bastions which still bear the imprint of history. One of the most popular events of the city is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, an event with traditional music and plays.