Medias Medieval Fortress

Medias settlement was firstly mentioned in a document of 1267, being the sole settlement in the area named city since 1359. In those days, Medias had defensive walls on a restricted area, just around the parish church. In the 18th century, Medias Fortress had 19 towers, 7 access gates and defensive walls of 7 m high with a whole length of 2.3 km. Out of them only 11 were left standing and about 1.9 km defensive walls these days. The legend says that a labyrinth of tunnels would exist under the city. Among the towers, the Trumpeters' Tower is one of the top ten inclined towers in the world. Mary’s Tower, Bells Tower, School Tower, Ropemaker Tower, and Tailors’ Tower are some of the towers that remained in the fortress. Inside the Medias fortress there are also found some Freemasonic symbols: the owl, lyre, twins, chrysalis, hammer, the square and compass, as well as the ivy, poppy, eagle, Rosy-Cross roses, octagons and all seeing eye are just some of the symbols preserved in the fortress.
Medias Medieval Fortress