Europe, the heart of human civilization, has thousands of places worth writing about. But then, who would take the time to read about all of them? The name “Europe” comes from the ancient Greek mythology. Europa was a Phoenician princess whom Zeus abducted.
Europe is considered to be the oldest continent all over the globe. Due to that fact there are many medieval cities, which the travelers should not miss. Let us check them out!..
Monemvasia is a Greek town located in the municipality of Laconia in the southern part of the mainland. More specifically it lies on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is the Scottish capital since the 15th century and claimed to be a beautiful travel destination with all its medieval remains. The town is divided into two part; the Old Town with its medieval fortress and the New town with its modern architecture since the 18th century.
3. Eze, France
Eze is also a medieval town located in the country of France. Its beauty derives not only from its wonderful medieval architecture but also from its location; it is built in the Alps. Due to its majestic location it is claimed to be the only authentic medieval city on these mountains. Do not forget to visit its oldest building, Chapelle de la Sainte Croix, which is dated from 1306.
4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenburg is town located in the Franconia region, which is part of Bavaria in Germany. Its name means in German “Red fortress above the Tauber” due to the town’s position. This well-preserved medieval town has been built above the Tauber River, while the roofs of its dwellings are red because of a local tradition.
5. Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint Michel is a tiny town, which is located on a rock in France. More specifically this little town is situated at the northern coastline of the country providing fantastic views to its visitors. According to the “myths” this medieval town has been built due to the request of the Archangel Michael and that is why it homes a great abbey.
6. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is considered to be a very beloved travel destination because it combines both reasonable prices and great tourist attraction. In the past was also very popular, as it was a cultural, political, and economic European center. Do not forget to visit Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, you will be amazed.
7. Siena, Italy
Siena is considered to be a Gothic city that had made its appearance during the 12th and 15th centuries. It was built on three hills, which were connected by three streets in the form of the letter “Y”. According to historical facts the designers of this medieval town tried to maintain the elements that allowed the town to blend into its natural landscape.
8. San Gimignano, Italy
San Gimignano is a medieval town located in the region of Tuscany town and was a relay point for pilgrims in the past. The town’s economy was controlled by certain families, who were very wealth. Because of their wealth tower houses were built; 14 of the 72 constructed buildings have passed the test of time!
9. Carcassonne, France
Carcassonne is a typical example of a medieval town, as it was built having with massive defenses circling its surrounding buildings and its castle. Visit this little town and be amazed by its walls that are covered in towers. Do not forget to get also your camera with you in order to capture the magical moments there!
10. York, England
York is also a very good example of a town that was built in the medieval ages, as the town is walled and located where the rivers Ouse and Foss meet.
Its natural borders made the location of the town ideal for the Romans, who founded the town in 71 AD. It was considered to be first as a wool trading center, while later it was the home to Guy Fawkes.