Top Historic Sights in Hoepertingen, Belgium

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Hoepertingen Castle

The predecessor of Hoepertingen castle was mentioned in 1476. The current castle was built by Jan-Willem van Scharenberg in the 17th century and it was restored in Classicist style in 1763. The castle is a U-shaped building with a corner tower, which is a former keep.
Founded: 17th century | Location: Hoepertingen, Belgium

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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.