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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Distinctive European medieval townscapes

Every country/region in Europe has it's own distinctive medieval townscape. Some have become so clichéd, that if you see them, you can instantly tell their country/region. Here, as an example, my three favorite medieval townscape styles:

English medieval town, Ludlow:

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French medieval town, Dinan:

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German medieval town, Rothenburg:

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Of course there are much more throughout Europe! You mind telling us your favorites? Or maybe you want to show us how your country's medieval townscapes look like.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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Old June 11th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Quedlinburg, Germany. It contains the largest collection of medieval houses in Germany:



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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Nice pictures.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:38 AM   #6
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love that French medieval town
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:13 AM   #7
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The surviving Hanse cities contain some of the most impressive architecture anywhere in Europe.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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Sandomierz, south east Poland. Population - just over 25,000. Not damaged in WW2. Historically significant town in Poland.

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Underground tourist route. Pretty cool. Warsaw is digging under it's Old Town as well and prepping it's medieval basements for tourists.














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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:18 PM   #9
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The best preserved medieval town in Slovakia is probably Bardejov in NE Slovakia with many gothic houses and renaissance town hall. The city is also in UNESCO heritage list




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Old December 13th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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Such a fantastic thread I'd love to see it continued!
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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #11
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Old December 13th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #12
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I think many cities in Poland can learn from Torun when they're going to reconstruct their historic Innercities, such other Hanse-cities like Kolobrzeg, Sczcecin, Elblag and many more. The only one which I don't like is the way they rebuild the Altstadt in Elblag, that's just an mix of mostly modern and some old, allthough they got some really nice reconstructions But the most houses seems to much 'mixed'..........
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actually i like that.. nice.. and fantastic medieval architecture !
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #14
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Monsaraz, Portugal
Monsaraz is a small medieval town in the Alentejo region, southern Portugal. It's one of the most well preserved in the country. Simply stunning!

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ao fundo .... Monsaraz by Nuno Sequeira, on Flickr
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Mosaraz and Alqueva Lake III by Paul 'Tuna' Turner, on Flickr
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Monsaraz - Portugal by RWC2001, on Flickr
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Monsaraz - Torre das Feiticeiras by Geert Schotanus, on Flickr
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Monsaraz; a fairy tale town by tamandu, on Flickr
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Sighisoara. Birth place of Dracula (Vlad Tepes)

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Biertan, Transilvania


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Brasov

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Curtea de Arges, Oltenia

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Curtea de Arges Cathedral built in 1526

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Old December 17th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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Just 2 examples of medieval spanish towns,of many medieval jewels in this country.

Cuenca: in the middle of Castille.




And Besalú in the North East with his Roman Bridge.



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CANDELO -(Piedmont - Italy)

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