#Hadrian'sWall was built as a defensive fortification in Roman #Britain. Today, it can be followed on foot along Hardrian’s Wall Path. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern England, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The famous #BerlinWall was constructed to prevent East Berliners from escaping the Soviet-controlled East German state into the West of the city. It has witnessed the attempts of around 5000 people trying to escape. During the unification of East and West #Germany in 1989, hundreds of citizens began to physically tear down the concrete division. Today remnants of the wall can be found at Bernauer, a reminder of its turbulent past.
The #GreatWallofChina was built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. It was meant to guard the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the invasions of nomadic tribes. This mammoth Wall, with all of its branches, stretches for 8,851.8 kilometers. While some portions near tourist centers have been preserved and even extensively renovated, in many locations the Great Wall is in ruins due to erosion and vandalism. #China
Dating back to the 13th century, the ruins of the #WallOfTroy were popularised by Homer’s legendary poem ‘Iliad’. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in #Turkey, and even has a wooden horse depicting the Trojan horse, where children can play.
The #WallsOfAvila surround the old quarter of the Spanish city. These picturesque walls have nine gates and 88 towers and are the city’s principal historic feature. At night, the walls are lit up and are a surreal sight to behold. #Spain
The #WesternWall, sometimes referred to as the #WailingWall is a famous Jewish religious site located in the Old City of #Jerusalem. It was constructed in 19 BC by Herod the Great. It is now the most pious site amongst the Jews as it is the closest permitted access to the holiest spot in Judaism.