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Top 10 cities located "on the edge"


Many of us at least once in life thought about how to leave everything and to go as far as possible. Perhaps these dreamers had the idea of building cities on the very edge of the cliff, in the high mountains. Now such sights are very popular among tourists.

This article describes the 10 cities that are "on the edge".

10. Arcos de La Frontera (Spain)

In this small town tourists are attracted to very beautiful house in white color that are over the precipice. With the help of these walls, civilians are fleeing from the intense heat.

The centre of Arcos de La Frontera, Plaza del Cabildo, in the old part of this district. Travelers are very attracted by the castle, which was built by the Moors in the XI century, the town hall, the Church Santa Maria de la Aiesep.

Here is the Gothic Cathedral, built in the XVI century. Outside the village is the convent of the XIV century.

9. Rocamadour (France)

This city is located above the mountain river Alzou, next to the limestone cliff. It became very popular, when there were found the remains of St. Amadora, hermit Christian. This happened in the XII century. As for the exact date of the founding of Rocamadour – it can not be called one.

In this town was erected a statue of the Black Madonna and the chapel of Notre-Dame. The two streets is a Museum of old toys, office buildings and cafes.

To the Holy place, everyone get using ladders with a large number of chapels. Power Amadora was destroyed during the French religious wars, to the present day preserved only parts of the bone.

8. Cuenca (Spain)

Cuenca is situated at altitude of 0.8 km, it is located between two rivers. The most interesting sights of this city – a large number of original historic houses, museums, abstract art, science, Baroque town hall, the Cathedral, the monastery of the order of Santiago.

Cuenca is a very beautiful place, however much it may seem illogical and bizarre. The city like flies, looking at the sky. Many joke that it ignores the laws of gravity.

7. Monsanto (Portugal)

This city built at an altitude of 0.8 km, it is located on the granite rock. The number of people living in Monsanto – no more than 1000. To create the ceilings and walls of local buildings many of the people of the city used the stones. Looking at these homes, it is very difficult to tell the difference between cobblestones and residential construction.

In the middle of the XIV century in these places there were the Brotherhood of Charity, and after that it became a settled people. In the XII century the king gave the town to the Templars: they had to erect a fortification.

The enemy stormed the castle, but then an explosion occurred in a warehouse where there was ammunition and the castle was almost destroyed. The castle remained only ruins.

6. Castellfullit de La ROCA (Spain)

This place is located on a basalt rock. Castellfullit de La ROCA if the threat hanging over the abyss: it is located on a narrow rocky plateau. From the storm came the basalt, which built all residential buildings in the area.

Street in this village only one. The Church of San Salvador, his main attraction, it is built on top of the mountain. This Church was built in the XIII century.

Tourists say that it's a lot of cats and gardens, which are in the lowlands.

5. Santorini (Greece)

Santorini is a Greek archipelago, which is located at the height of 0.3 km. attractions, such as old quarters, ruins of dwellings of the first Christians, the archaeological Museum, the Church of Ayiu Mine.

Pangaea the Church-Episkopi one of the most ancient sites of the archipelago. This Shrine, which belong to the Orthodox Church.

In the XVIII century, the monks built the monastery of Prophet Elias: it was built at an altitude of 550 m.

4. Setenil de Las Bodegas (Spain)

This town is located at an altitude of over 500 meters and covers an area of over 80 square meters. It was built in basaltic rocks. The streets and buildings of this settlement as if crushed by the rocks. It is on the edge of the cliff. It is surrounded by a herd of pigs, grapes.

Travelers say that the atmosphere here is very mysterious: people on the streets there is little, around the ringing silence. The city is world famous for delicious chorizo sausage.

3. Manarola (Italy)

This beautiful fishing town located near the Ligurian sea. It is located on a cliff. In Manarola is the Church, which was established in XIV century.

In the Eastern part of the city is the Central square, and in the West – little harbour. Around Manarola is the grapes it grows on almost all slopes.

In this village there are no beaches, but there are a large number of harbours for boats and caves that are under water. If you want to be near the water, you will need to take the stairs, built a few centuries ago.

2. Bonifacio (France, Corsica)

This place is located on the cliffs of white limestone, it is located next to the Mediterranean sea. Most popular attractions of Bonifacio – Aragon staircase, the old tombs and the citadel of the city.

Once to get into the city was only possible by a drawbridge, and now it gets to the Chapelle Saint-Roch.

Many tourists want to see also the watchtower, which was built in the late twelfth century, monastery of Saint-françois, Bastion LEtendard.

1. Ronda (Spain)

Andalusia is part of Spain, which can be called the most unusual, very original. Ronda is in this area. In its creation was attended by the inhabitants of Rome, the Arabs and other peoples.

Ronda is located at an altitude of over 700 meters. In these places there are bullfighting: the Bullring was built in Ronda in the late XVIII century.

The main attraction of these edges can be called a New bridge connecting the two gorges. In the middle of the bridge located building with one window. At the present time this building is a Museum, and earlier there was a prison.

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