Bardejov, Slovakia

Bardejov, Slovakia

 

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. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/973

 

Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

 

Itchan Kala is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. There are several gates to access the walled city. The Ata gate is featured in this card. The old town has houses from the 18th – 19th centuries. The city of Khiva is near the border with Turkemistan and is has a population of around 50 000.