There are many cities, which are still protected by a thick stone wall. The stone wall was constructed in ancient times to protect the city or area from outsiders as a defence mechanism. Today, these walls are kept as a piece of remembrance of historic times, few are also titled as a tourist attraction. Here is a list of ‘Top Beautiful Walled Cities Around The World’.
- York – England
York is an ancient city with strong historical events behind, a history which dates back from Roman times. It is also known as one of the best preserved cities in Europe. The city was protected with thick wall, which also exists today dated back from 12th to the 14th century.
- Jerusalem – Israel
The thick wall which we see today surrounding the old city of Jerusalem was built by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. The main purpose of the wall was to protect the city from outsiders and adversaries.
- Saint- Malo – France
The impressive small coastal town is surrounded by thick walls. The Saint- Malo City is quite amazing surrounded by a thick walled. The total area of the city is small and can be covered by foot. It is also titled as one of the best tourist attractions.
- Toledo – Spain
The Toledo City in Spain is also known as one of the best preserved city in Europe. Toledo is surrounded by thick walls of medieval times and River Tajo.
- Xi’an- China
Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China. The thick wall surrounding it date back to the 14th century. The thick wall was then again rebuilt under Ming Dynasty. The walls existing are not only popular as best preserved walls, but also considered as biggest wall with 12-meters high and 14km long. Its thickness range from 18-12 meters.
- Pingyao – China
The city surrounded by thick wall is titled and listed under UNESCO World Heritage site. The wall is 12-meters high and 6-km long. It also has 72-watchtowers which dates back to 14th century.