Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Ancient Walled Cities Of The World
There exist many ancient cities of the world around which walls were build to save them from foreign warriors. Due to expansion of the modern cities, many walls did not exist now, still there are some cities that have walls around them in somewhat original position. There are several historical cities in Pakistan and India where walls still exist. Here are some cities in Europe and Asis that have walled cities.
Naarden (Netherland):- It is the city of Netherlands (Holland). It is situated in Northern Holland. The tourists visiting Holland when see the aerial view of Naarden they are fascinated by the beauty of a legendary village that one would have read in folk stories of ancient times. The building of walls like this around the cities was a popular way of defense to save them from external intruders that started from Italy, so it is also called "trace italienne". The wall of Naarden is present in original condition so has a great attraction for tourists. Naarden is situated 10 miles away toward north of Amsterdam. The city has a water-filled channel around it which is natural not an artificial. Tourists enjoy the round of the city by motor boats. The walled city has museum in the fort.
Wall has been built around city of Avila in Spain. It is situated at a distance of 75 miles toward north west of Madrid at height of 3700 feet from sea level. This city has been included in the list of International Cultural Heritage because city is located within the wall, built in 1090, and is completely solid and strong. The wall around the city has 88 towers and 9 gates and several religious places are situated within the wall. The religious places include Cathedral de Avila and Basilica de San Vicente. Saint Teresa of Avila was born here in 1515. A grand festival is celebrated during the full month of October every year in his honor. During the festival a food item is prepared with eggs and sugar that is called "yemas de Santa Teresa"