Top Historic Sights in Tragjas, Albania

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Gjon Bocari Castle

The castle was built by the Boçari family, one of the principal Albanian families of Tragjas, in the 16th and expanded in the 17th century. Modern members of the family include Markos Botsaris, Katerina Botsari Kito Bocari, Gëzim and Ismail Boçari. The fortification features arrowslits for artillery openings in the walls. The northern and eastern corners of the castle feature large towers. The stone walls form a rectan ...
Founded: 16th century | Location: Tragjas, Albania

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.