Spain Ávila March 19, 2019 Ávila is a Spanish fortified city located in the autonomous community of Castile and León in the Province of Ávila. It has complete and prominent medieval town walls built in the Romanesque style. The minisheet shows a portion of the walls.
Spain Hispanic Heritage - Uruguay October 12, 1979 Fortaleza Santa Tereza is a military fortification located 305 km northeast of Montevideo, in the Rocha Department of eastern Uruguay. The current structure was built by the Spanish crown in 1762.
Portugal Seven Wonders of Portugal June 14, 2007 Fortaleza de Sagres is located at the southern tip of the Sagres Peninsula. The 15th century fortress protected the town from raiders from North Africa.
Romania Welcome to Romania May 9, 2019 Rupea Fortress is one of the most imposing and best-conserved medieval sites in Transylvania. Its three parts were built in different ages, the newer ones enclosing the top fortification most likely date from the 13th century.
Romania Suceava May 30, 2013 Suceava is situated in the historical region of Moldavia in north-eastern Romania. Seat Fortress of Suceava was initially built at the end of the 14th century and was expanded and strengthened over the next century.
Italy Artistic and Cultural Heritage November 30, 2013 Renaissance Walls of Lucca was built between 1545 and 1650 AD and has been preserved intact. It is one of the greatest example of modern fortification in Europe. The stamp depicts an aerial view of the walled city.
Cyprus Cyprus through the Ages September 10, 2009 Venetian Walls are a series of defensive walls which surround the capital city of Nicosia in Cyprus. The first city walls were built in the Middle Ages, but they were completely rebuilt in the mid-16th century. The walls are still largely intact, and are among the best preserved Renaissance fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean.