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Karksi Church

The church of St. Peter was built between 1773-1778 to replace the earlier made in the 17th century. In the Middle Ages there was a chapel in the Karksi castle dedicated to apostle Peter. Some of the remaining walls of castle ruins were used in the construction of the present church. Karksi church is known of its slanting tower that due to bad soil has inclined one meter to the west.
Founded: 1773-1778 | Location: Karksi, Estonia

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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.