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Buben Castle

First mentioned in 1349, but possibly older, Buben castle was home of the knights of Buben (means literally 'drum'), and held it´s name even under other owners. The family sold their first castle around 1378 (they had other castles then), but they use the family name Buben until today. The castle often changed owners together with the surrounding lands, it wasn´t used for living because of it´s isolated posit ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Plešnice, 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.