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Breathtaking Photos of Cities Perched on the Edge of Cliffs

Reader's Digest Logo By Johanna Read of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Whether you're armchair traveling or planning for a post-pandemic trip, these 13 cliffside cities and towns will spark your imagination. It's hard to imagine the difficulty of building cities in such precarious positions today, let alone when they were first created. At the time, though, defending these towns and villages was most important. The residents wanted to be able to see who was coming from afar and wanted it to be difficult to enter their cities, making the cliffside locations ideal. In modern times, these towns are more concerned with defending themselves from the onslaught of tourists who want to admire their spectacular views. For now, it's best to enjoy these cities—along with this selection of tours of attractions that were on your bucket list—virtually.

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Whether you're armchair traveling or planning for a post-pandemic trip, these 13 cliffside cities and towns will spark your imagination. It's hard to imagine the difficulty of building cities in such precarious positions today, let alone when they were first created. At the time, though, defending these towns and villages was most important. The residents wanted to be able to see who was coming from afar and wanted it to be difficult to enter their cities, making the cliffside locations ideal. In modern times, these towns are more concerned with defending themselves from the onslaught of tourists who want to admire their spectacular views. For now, it's best to enjoy these cities—along with this selection of tours of attractions that were on your bucket list—virtually.

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