Walled Cities of the World; WorldAtlas


Yemen- Old Walled City of Shibam

These historic cities are unique for their existing city walls, many of which were constructed many centuries ago.

There are numerous historical walled cities across the world, whose walls date back several centuries. Fortifications, though obsolete in the present day, were a necessity throughout medieval eras for matters of defense. Ancient walls were embraced from Mesopotamia, Greece, to China. From the 12th century onward, European Kingdoms invested in more secure walls to prevent breaches. The walls are often massive structures with guard towers, bars, and gates. These fortifications have been preserved as they serve as popular tourist attractions in the modern day. The walls also serve as historical monuments. Walled cities are scattered in various parts of the world.

10. Toledo, Spain

The medieval city of Toledo is situated in Central Spain. The city boasts more than 2000 years of history.

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