The most amazing city on the rocks
There are some amazing feats of architecture in our world that are not just beautiful-built building, and more ... It will be a merger of architecture and nature. About 5 percent of people suffering from acrophobia - the irrational fear of heights. Most people at the height of hysteria not feel, but still behave cautiously drop is fraught with serious consequences.
Nevertheless, man is made in such a way that at the height of makes to feel dizzy, but she always attracts like a magnet. We offer an overview of the stunning examples of buildings and structures located on the high slopes and cliffs, and among them there are entire cities built on the cliffs and rocks.
Kastelfolit de la Roca
Kastelfolit de la Roca is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the region of Catalonia in Spain. It is built on a cliff of basalt, between two rivers. Most of the buildings seem to be on the very edge of the cliff, creating the illusion that they could fall at any moment. The whole village extends less than a kilometer in length. The oldest part of the village were built in the Middle Ages and is made up of narrow streets. The buildings are made of volcanic rock
Location - province of Girona in Spain
Area - 0, 67 km²
Rocamadour - a tiny village, founded on a rocky cliff above the gorge on the Alzou river in south-western France. The buildings of Rocamadour rise step by step, towards the cliff. The village, which dates back to the 12th century, was almost adrift because of the war and the French Revolution. Today it is once again popular, and thousands of tourists come every year Location - South-west France
Area - 49, 42 km²
Bonifacio - a city in the south of Corsica. The town and its fortifications stretching along the cliff-top in the 70 meters in height. Urban Ocean cliffs have been washed so that the buildings on the edge of the abyss, seems to hang over water
Location - Corsica (France)
Area - 138, 4 km²
Acapulco - original Mexican resort town, which has taken a prominent place in the history since 1950 - here flee tired of Hollywood stars and millionaires. However, it remains a popular tourist destination among many people.
Location - 300 kilometers from Mexico City, southwest
Area - 1881 km²
Mass Verde is in southwestern Colorado and is the birthplace of the ancient people. This is the most significant archeological preserve of Native American culture in the United States. In the 12th century, Indian tribes began to build buildings in small caves and under the mountain ridges along the canyon walls. By 1300, all the Indians left Mesa Verde, but the place of residence remained excellent. The reason for their sudden departure remains unexplained. Theories range from crop failures due to drought, to the invasion of foreign tribes from the north.
Location - National Park in southwestern Colorado.
Area - 211 km².
Highlands Bandiagara - sandy cliff in Mali, which rises nearly 500 meters. These cliffs are dotted with ancient cave dwelling people. They carved their caves so that their dead relatives could be buried high above the ground to avoid flash floods, which are typical for this area. Location - Highlands of Bandiagara - a natural monument, located in Mopti Mali.
Area - 400,000 hectares, 289 villages are located on it
Ronda is located in the province of Malaga in Spain. The city is located in the mountains, 760 meters high and is split into two parts Guedelevin river. The tour has three bridges that cross the canyon. The city's architecture received its features from the Romans and the Moors who once ruled the area
Location - 50 km north of Marbella and Costa del Sol
Area - 481 km²
Al Hayyara is a historic town on a cliff in the mountains of Yemen, located to the west of the city Meneha. This is - one of the most impressive and easily accessible mountain villages in Yemen. The village was literally built into a mountain during stone extraction. Al Hayyar existed since the 12th century. Such constructions as granaries and water tanks, allow this village withstand long siege.
Area - Yemen
Area - 11700 m²
Positano is one of the most popular attractions in Italy. City though scattered from top to bottom, down to the slope leading to the coast. In the 20th century Positano was a poor fishing villages, and today it is very popular among tourists
Location - Beach Amalfi Coast (Italy)
Area - 8 km ²
Santorini - one of the Greek volcanic islands. He is known for his great dramatic scenery and amazing sunsets, that can be monitored from the towns of Fira and Oia. Oia was built on top of the sharp rocks at the sleeping volcano, and Fira is famous tangle of Venetian architecture with a number of other styles. Among the snowy white houses on the streets of these cities many restaurants, taverns and hotels. Location - South Aegean (Greece)
Area - 76 km²
The place is beautiful and impressive. It is a medieval creation, which is hidden deep in the mountains. Live here are a few locals who warmly welcome tourists.
Location - Portugal, Coimbra district
Area - 36, 36 km²
A unique and very vibrant place. Colored houses attract tourists, and once upon a time served as a beacon for sea travelers.
Location - Italy
Area - 10 km²
A very interesting town, which is hidden from prying eyes. Here, Indians live. They warmly welcome guests, very accommodating.
Area - Bolivia
Area - 472 km²