Top Historic Sights in Čanjevo, Croatia

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Canjevo

Čanjevo hill fort origins are unknown but it may have exist already in the 3000-2000 BCE. There was a medieval castle which was later converted to the border control fort. It was already demolished or abandoned in the 19th century.
Founded: 3000 BCE | Location: Čanjevo, Croatia

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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.