Top 10 Unique and Famous Walls in the World

You want to know the most famous walls? then stay on this page. There are different reasons for building walls in countries, for protection, defence, to avoid external invasion and as a barricade to define once’s territory. Walls have been built even before civilization. With civilization came new reasons for having walls, political and economic reasons. Some walls have been built to serve as memorials, while many stand as beautiful pieces of art.  

We will be identifying the most unique and famous walls in the world.  We will be listing them according to the lowest in rank.

  • Diyarbakır Walls
  • Diyarbakır Walls are located all around Diyarbakır, one of the largest cities in southeasten Turkey, these walls form a circle of 3.4 miles. They are constructed on the outside from black basalt rock formed from the now extinct Karacagad volcano, with brickwork structure including barracks and storage rooms, they have four gates, and 82 watch-towers, all built in antiquity, and restored in 349 AD. 

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacsayhuaman is located in the northern outskirts of Cusco, Peru, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a walled complex, built of large polished stone walls. With Cusco laid out in the shape of a puma, and the hills of Sacsayhuaman symbolizing the head, the zigzagging walls represent the teeth. 

  • Great Zimbabwe Walls
  • It is one of the most famous walls and it lies in the south of the Sahara desert. The Great Zimbabwe was a city in Zimbabwe that now lies in its stony ruins over a large part of the modern Zimbabwe. As the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the Late Iron Age of the country, including a most formidable edifice, the Great Enclosure, the ruins are surrounded by the Great Zimbabwe Walls which go as high as 36 feet and extend to about 820 feet. 

  • Walls of Babylon
  • The Walls of Babylon is a popular wall, it is a popular story in the Bible.  They have existed since 575 BC and are in modern Iraq. Babylon which was the city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, about 85 km south of Baghdad was surrounded by the Walls of Babylon. The walls, which once included the ancient Ishtar Gate, were one of the original wonders of the world. The walls and the gate were made of blue glazed tiles, and had alternating rows of bas-relief aurochs and dragons.. 

    . Walls of Ston

    It is Europe’s second largest wall and very famous. The Walls of Ston, a series of walls, are located in the Peljesac peninsula, southern Croatia. The 3.5 mile wall linking the two towns of Ston and Mali Ston was built at the narrowest point of the peninsula, just before joining the mainland, as the second line of defence for the city of Dubrovnik, safe guarding the precious salt pans that were very important for the wealth of the city.

  • Drian’s Wall
  • Just a little part of this wall is visible but then it get a the attention of people and tourists , it has a National path due to its length. The Hadrian’s Wall of England is between Scotland and England. The Romans built the wall to prevent the tribes of Scotland from entering their colony, Britannia. Built in the early 2nd century AD, It stretches from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, for 73 miles across north of England, and is the longest wall of Europe.

    Walls of Troy

    The Walls of Troy in northwestern Turkey, built in the 13th century BC are one of the oldest walls that still stand today. The archaeological site of Troy, which now has so much layers of ruins, is a place of historic importance, as the site of the Trojan War and the Walls of Troy, built to protect the legendary Troy, overcame the 10 years of siege of the city, and are among the most famous walls in the world. 

  • The Western Wall
  • This wall is also called the Wailing Wall and it is located in the old city of Jerusalem, Israel about half the wall, i.e. 17 courses below the street level, built in around 19 BC at the end of the Second Temple period, and the remaining layers added from 7th century onward, it is a holy Jewish religious site and that’s where we have the remnant of the Holy Temple, it’s seen as a holy ground. 

    . Berlin Wall 

    The very famous Berlin wall, in Germany. It is a modern construction at the height of the Cold War in 1961. East Germany had it built in the middle of Berlin in bid to end the East Berliners from escaping to the west of the city, and it proved to be an effective step. Remnants of the wall today are covered with colorful graffiti art.

  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Great Wall of China, is said to be visible from the moon, it is the most popular amongst the 10.  Though it has been reconstructed and maintained between the 5th and the 16th century BC to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire from the tribes of the north, the majority of what exists today was built in the Ming Dynasty. 

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