Top Historic Sights in Velika Kladuša, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Velika Kladuša Castle

Velika Kladuša was first time mentioned in 1280, but the castle was built by Ottomans after they conquered the area in 1633. It was in military use until the late 19th century, but is today converted as restaurant and travel use.
Founded: 17th century | Location: Velika Kladuša, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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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.