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Zelená Hora Castle

Zelená Hora ('Green Mountain') is a castle on the north side of Nepomuk. The church has been a pilgrimage site since the 1700s. There was originally a fortified church built in the late 14th century. It was forfified probably in 1419-1420 during Hussite Wars.  The current castle was built in 1669-1696 by Šternberk family in Baroque style. In 1819 Václav Hanka"s forged medieval Manuscript of Zelená H ...
Founded: 1669-1696 | Location: Nepomuk, Czech Republic

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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.