Wednesday, October 16, 2019

25 Fabulous European Medieval Cities You Must Visit This Year!

Europe was a bustling place in medieval times.

Today, across Europe, besides the upheavals and world wars, some cities have retained their medieval charm and architectural features.

Here are some of the best-preserved places to visit across Europe!

25. Edinburgh, the Scottish capital since the 15th century

Clockwise from top-left: View from Calton Hill, Old College, Old Town from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street from Calton Hill More details Clockwise from top-left: View from Calton Hill, Old College, Old Town from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street from Calton Hill Photo Credit

This city has two parts – the Old Town with its medieval fortress and the New town that has been developed since the 18th century.

The two different areas give a unique character to the city.

The old town contains 16th and 17th century noble and merchant houses that worth a visit.

The streets are in the medieval fishbone pattern, with narrow streets and courts leading from the High Street.

The new town has a concentration of neo-classical buildings combined with gardens which form private and public open spaces.

24. Eze is a medieval town built in the Alps, France

View from the Grand Corniche

This place is considered as the only authentic medieval city in the Alps.

The area has been inhabited since 2000 BC; it was occupied by both the Romans and the Moors.

The oldest building is the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix from 1306.

Eze is a “museum village” as its main income comes from tourism.