Cities

Eleven foundations from five different European countries have become partners of the League of Historical and Accessible Cities. They are developing accessible routes within six cities of their choice, in order to enable people with disabilities to fully access and enjoy each city’s cultural and historical heritage.

  • Viborg Denmark With its 35,000 inhabitants, the city of Viborg is one of Denmark’s oldest cities, dating back to 900 AD, as well as an important administrative centre.
    Located in the middle of the Danish region of Jutland, and enthroned on the top of a ridge, the city enjoys a magnificent and varied view of nature and a ribbon of lakes. Traces of its historical past can be seen everywhere...
  • Lucca Italy Lucca is a city and a province of Tuscany, which is located in a broad alluvial plain near the Serchio river. With approximately 85,000 inhabitants, the city of Lucca is a rich historical centre. With approximately 85,000 inhabitants, the city of Lucca is a rich historical centre, retaining not only its Renaissance-era walls, but also a network of houses, towers, churches...
  • Mulhouse France With its rich historic heritage and an extraordinarily favourable location - between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains, close to Germany and Switzerland - Mulhouse is a city with a lot to offer inhabitants and visitors. A pioneering city at the time of the industrial revolution in France, Mulhouse has flourished thanks to the chemical and mechanical industries...
  • Ávila Spain At an altitude of over 3,000 feet, Avila is the highest city in Spain. Due to its strategic location, it was a fortress town during the medieval period, and it still represents one of the finest surviving examples of a completely walled medieval town in Europe.
    Avila's attractions are enhanced by its spectacular location, to the extent that it was declared a Historic-Artistic Ensemble in 1982 and a UNESCO World Heritage City in 1985...
  • Turin Italy Turin (Torino) is the capital of Italy's north-western region of Piemonte (Piedmont). Geographically located at the cross point of the Po River and the Dura River, the city is surrounded by the snow-covered Alpine arch, which offers an impressive backdrop.
    With a population of 909,193 inhabitants, which reaches 2.2 million people including the metropolitan area, Turin is a major business, industrial and cultural centre...
  • Sozopol Bulgaria Sozopol is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria located on the Black Sea coast, situated on a few small peninsulas in the southern part of the Burgas Bay. With a population of 4,767 people, it is within the Burgas Province and is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Sozopol, which has a population of 14,833 people.

    Sozopol is divided into the Old and New Town, between which lies the Sea Garden. The Old Town is located on the small peninsula of Skamniy and has been declared an archaeological reserve.
    The boundaries of the Sozopol bay include the island of St. John and next to it the small island of St. Peter, which have also both been declared as archaeological reserves as well as a protected areas under Natura 2000.

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