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|Old feudal chief town, Blanquefort was, around 1270, then again in 1455-1466, a key point for the defense of Bordeaux. From these two times, it preserves remarkably interesting fortifications: turn-residence surfortifiée by Édouard 1st, small citadel adapted to the gun by Antoine de Chabannes. At the turn of XVIe century it was outranked and replaced by the Blaye Fortress|
|The Citadel of Arbil is an ancient citadel built on layers of archaeological ruins representing consecutive historical settlements.||03/16/2006||648|
|Saladin's Citadel In Egypt, also Mouhamed Ali's Mosque is right beside it.|
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|The present Citadel, completed in 1856, is the fourth in a series of forts since 1749 to occupy the hill overlooking the harbour.||09/09/2005||348|
|The Citadel of Arras was built between 1667 and 1672 on the order of King Louis XIV following plans drawn by Vauban. It is a property of the French Army.|
|The Gellért Hill and the Citadel|
The highest point of downtown Budapest and its fortress.
The Gellért hill received its name after St. Gellért who came to Hungary as a missionary bishop upon the invitation of King St. Stephen I. around 1000 a.d. His task was helping the Hungarians convert to Christianity.
The fortress of the Citadel was built by the Habsbu...
|The Parma Citadel is a pentagonal fortress with bastions and moats, once full of water, planned by Francesco Paciotto. Construction was started by Alessandro Farnese, third Duke of Parma at the end of the 16th century and was finished in 1599.||09/23/2005||392|
|Ancient citadel of Bam, Iran, after the earthquake||08/30/2005||962|
|Ancient citadel of Bam, Iran, before the earthquake.||09/09/2005||812|
|Plymouth's Royal Citadel was built in the late 1660s as King Charles II decided it was necessary after the Dutch Wars of 1664-67 to realise the importance of Plymouth as a channel port.||10/11/2005||380|
|The Mainz Citadel bear witness to the entire history of Mainz concentrated in one spot: From a Roman cenotaph via the barracks of the German Confederation and World War I up to the air raid shelters of World War II.||03/26/2007||416|
|Saint-Martin-de-Ré became famous during one of the nemerous wars between france and England in 17th century. A single citadel was then built by order of Richelieu to control access of La Rochelle.|
In 1627, just after the completion, the duke of Buckingham landed his forces at Sablonceaux to help La Rochelle (a protestant town at that time). Marshal de Toiras was forced to retreat into t...