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  • Old Town of Corfu

    Old Town of Corfu ⓒUNESCO
    Old Town of Corfu
    Greece flag
    Ionian Islands, Corfu Prefecture
    N39 37 26.189 , E19 55 39
    Date of Inscription : 2007
    Criteria : (ⅳ)
    Property : 70ha
    Buffer zone : 162ha
    Summary : The Old Town of Corfu, on the Island of Corfu off the western coasts of Albania and Greece, is located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, and has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire. In the course of time, the forts were repaired and partly rebuilt several times, more recently under British rule in the 19th century. The mainly neoclassical housing stock of the Old Town is partly from the Venetian period, partly of later construction, notably the 19th century. As a fortified Mediterranean port, Corfu’s urban and port ensemble is notable for its high level of integrity and authenticity.
  • Medieval City of Rhodes

    Medieval City of Rhodes ⓒUNESCO/OUR PLACE
    Medieval City of Rhodes
    Greece flag
    Prefecture of Dodecanese, Region of the South Aegean
    N36 26 49.992 , E28 13 40.008
    Date of Inscription : 1988
    Criteria : (ii) (iv) (v)
    Property : 66ha
    Summary : The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule. With the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the Knights, the Upper Town is one of the most beautiful urban ensembles of the Gothic period. In the Lower Town, Gothic architecture coexists with mosques, public baths and other buildings dating from the Ottoman period.
  • Defence Line of Amsterdam

    Defence Line of Amsterdam ⓒUNESCO
    Defence Line of Amsterdam
    Netherlands flag
    Provinces of Noord-Holland (NH), Utrecht (UT)
    N52 22 28, E4 53 35
    Date of Inscription : 1996
    Criteria : (ii), (iv), (v)
    Property : 14,953㏊
    Summary : Extending 135 km around the city of Amsterdam, this defence line (built between 1883 and 1920) is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling the waters. Since the 16th century, the people of the Netherlands have used their expert knowledge of hydraulic engineering for defence purposes. The centre of the country was protected by a network of 45 armed forts, acting in concert with temporary flooding from polders and an intricate system of canals and locks.
  • Kronborg Castle

    Kronborg Castle ⓒFiona Starr
    Kronborg Castle
    Denmark flag
    Island of Sjaelland, City of Helsingör, Capital Region of Denmark
    N56 2 20.004, E12 37 15
    Date of Inscription: 2000
    Criteria : (iv)
    Summary : Located on a strategically important site commanding the Sund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Royal castle of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries. Work began on the construction of this outstanding Renaissance castle in 1574, and its defences were reinforced according to the canons of the period's military architecture in the late 17th century. It has remained intact to the present day. It is world-renowned as Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • City of Valleta

    City of Valleta ⓒUNESCO
    City of Valleta
    Malta flag
    Island of Malta
    N35 52 2.016 , E14 30 51.984
    Date of Inscription : 1980
    Criteria : (i), (vi)
    Property : 56ha
    Summary : The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
  • Mir Castle Complex

    Mir Castle Complex ⓒPublic Domain
    Mir Castle Complex
    Belarus flag
    Grodno Province (oblast), Korelichi District
    N53 27 3.9, E26 28 21.8
    Date of Inscription: 2000
    Criteria : (ii), (iv)
    Summary : The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history.
  • Three castles, defensive wall and ramparts of the market-town of Bellinzone

    Three castles, defensive wall and ramparts of the market-town of Bellinzone ⓒUNESCO
    Three castles, defensive wall and ramparts of the market-town of Bellinzone
    Switzerland flag
    Bellinzona-Canton of Ticino
    N46 11 35.304, E9 1 20.712
    Date of Inscription: 2000년
    Criteria : (iv)
    Summary : Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley. Running from the castle, a series of fortified walls protect the ancient town and block the passage through the valley. A second castle (Montebello) forms an integral part of the fortifications, while a third but separate castle (Sasso Corbaro) was built on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other fortifications.
  • Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

    Historic Walled Town of Cuenca ⓒUNESCO
    Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
    Spain flag
    Province of Cuenca, Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha
    N40 4 35.832, W2 7 54.264
    Date of Inscription: 1996
    Criteria : (ⅱ), (ⅴ)
    Summary : Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century, it became a royal town and bishopric endowed with important buildings, such as Spain's first Gothic cathedral, and the famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside.
  • The Roman walls of Lugo

    The Roman walls of Lugo ⓒYvon Fruneau
    The Roman walls of Lugo
    Spain flag
    Province of Lugo, Autonomous Community of Galicia
    N43 0 39.996, W7 33 11.988
    Date of Inscription: 2000
    Criteria : (ⅳ)
    Summary : The walls of Lugo were built in the later part of the 3rd century to defend the Roman town of Lucus. The entire circuit survives intact and is the finest example of late Roman fortifications in western Europe.
  • Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve ⓒBardejov Town Conservation
    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
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    Town and District of Bardejov, Prešov Region
    N49 17 35.988, E21 16 45.012
    Date of Inscription : 2000
    Criteria : (iii), (iv)
    Summary : Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. Among other remarkable features, it also contains a small Jewish quarter around a fine 18th-century synagogue.
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