There are some oldest towns across the world that still hold their heritage over centuries remaining relevant in the modern world. They have simply refused to die. For travelers, they have hidden treasures that anybody in love with ancient history, architecture and a unique people would fall in love with. 10 of the best selection include the following.
This is a town in Spain with buildings going as far as the 8 century. For example, the town has Mezquita, first a mosque then turned into a catholic cathedral and considered a great architectural masterpiece.
If you are a religious person or happen to read the news often, this ancient city always crops up. It is centuries old and very crucial to three religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
A very old town in Croatia with fortresses, turrets up the Adriatic Sea with ancientDrawbridge, Gothic arches and just colorful to behold and goes back to the 7 century.
4. Edinburgh’s Volcanic City
The Old town has a very dark and smoky granite building in the area around its perch on its volcanic crag. Castles are evident as well as battery walls atop the extinct volcano estimated to have erupted 340 million years ago.
This is a very old town in China on the southern part of the Yangtze River Delta. The town has an old history and Chinese unique heritage that exceeds 1300 years. It retains some of the oldest pointers to its beginnings within Zhejiang Province.
An old town in Mali and a UNESCO World Heritage established in 250 BC and grew as a market center due its link to the long Trans-Saharan trade for gold and still retains about 2,000 traditional houses all constructed upon hillocks.
Thatcham is believed to be England’s oldest town, with historic artifacts traceable to the Mesolithic Age, between 10,000BC and 4,000BC. The belief is further supported by the huge evidence of Bronze and Iron Ages and that it was a host for Saxon and Romans.
It is a Southern America oldest town dating back to around 2600BC. To make the town more ancient, intriguing and a must see, it has pyramids that describe the Egyptian Pyramid period.
This is a very old city with very old towns continuously in habitation with a strong evidence of settlement about 9000 BC. In the second millennium BC, as evidence shows, Damascus’ wide region became settled in a large scale.
It is named after the famous Greek conqueror, Alexander the Great. He established the city by 332BC, with the title of the city referring to the ‘Mediterranean Bride’.