Vilnius city defensive wall

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In the beginning of XVI century Crimean Tatars began to seduce the districts of Vilnius, there was an urgent matter to protect the core of the city with masonry walls with five gates. They formed a closed ring, which was nearly a three kilometers long. The wall height was 12 meters and the thickness of the masonry was about one and a half meters. The construction was completed in 1522. Later a bastion was built. It was a defensive structure consisting of a tower, an artillery cannons and a tunnel connecting them.
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