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Great city to enjoy on foot

We arrived with out a real plan for what to do. We usually try to find a walking tour so we can... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Elizabeth M
Centreville, VA
Beautiful Tor

Very beautiful Tor, one f the gates of the city. A must see spot when you visit the city. It's a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Gates has stood here in some form since 1202. It was an anchor for the Medieval fortifications, but when the French military engineer Vauban redesigned the city’s ramparts in the 1600s it became obsolete. On the city side of the passageway there’s a grim...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We arrived with out a real plan for what to do. We usually try to find a walking tour so we can enjoy the views and receive a little history and folklore, but I had a lot of trouble finding one that I could contact...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very beautiful Tor, one f the gates of the city. A must see spot when you visit the city. It's a shame to have McDonalds sign

Thank Cres
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This old city gate looks good for photograph and it is located in the centre of town. Walk down along the streets with many shops lining both sides.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

one of several main gates which used to be the towers and protection around the city. Today tram, bikes and very few cars

Thank Geneva2009
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Historical Building in the middle of town, a quick look while shopping is a good picture opportunity.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Wonderful atmospheric part of town with lots of interesting boutiques as well as High Street shops. Outstanding architecture, ruined only by sadly ubiquitous fastfood place.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely day to walk down the streets and finally to this 'check point'. Such a unique looking structure it looks beautiful in photos as in the real thing .

Thank Keithlhk
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The tour guide told us that the Martinstor was made higher by the mayor at one point because, well, size matters. Beautiful old tower. Even the McDonalds alongside has adapted its signage to be more fitting with the old city tower (one of two remaining...More

1  Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

One of of the two remaining medieval towers; this one at the end of the main shopping street and very nice to look at except as you get closer you see, on both sides, the very prominent “McDonalds” on the adjoining arch. Really? How did...More

1  Thank Conseiller99
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