World`s Top 10 Walled Cities
In the ancient past, people built massive stone walls to protect their city from marauding invaders. Through the years, some of these walls remain steadfast not only against the violence of their attacking enemies but also against the tempest of time. Thus, amongst the many massive steel structures of today’s modern cities are ancient walled cities of the past. So, if ever you want to travel back in time to find solace at the fortress of the past without leaving the comfort of the present, head on to our Go Top 10 Walled Cities.
- Brielle, Netherlands
Amidst the modernity of the industrial port and power plants of Rotterdam lies an ancient walled town. A tiny town that ignited the patriotism of the Dutch people during the Netherlands-Spain war. The historical Capture of Brielle did not only inspire the Dutch to fight for their freedom, but it also helped preserve Dutch tradition and culture. Seen from up above, Brielle is a picture of a traditional Old-Dutch fortification.
There’s no train station in the village, so you better prepare your best walking shoes. However, if you don’t feel like walking your way through the canal bridges and Dutch dorp’s (village) heritage buildings, you can rent a bike and a map to navigate your way around. Boats and paddle-boats are also available for rent to enjoy the tranquillity of the canal.
If you want to experience and snap photos of picturesque Netherlands without pushing your way for the best background, the old un-touched- by-modernization walled town of Brielle is the best place to go.