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  • South of Castile and Léon, the birthplace of St. Teresa is also renowned for its gigantic medieval city walls, some parts built 1100 m high . They are Europe's best preserved ramparts. The Romanesque Gothic Cathedral that encloses beautiful plateresque sculptures is also very interesting. The museum is home to a statue of St.Teresa....
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  • Surrounded by a stone wall with 88 watch-towers, and endowed with an extraordinary cathedral and 16th-century monuments, Avila is a perfect picture of medieval times
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  • The entire city is surrounded by this fortified medieval wall dating from the 11th century. It is made up of 88 towers.
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  • Avila is located at an altitude of 1182 metres above sea level.
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  • Also dating from the 11th century, it's back wall forms part of the ramparts.
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  • Teresa lived in the Avila region in the 16th century. She was the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.
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  • The ramparts surrounding Avila can be seen from a few miles away.
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  • In total, the wall is 2,516 metres long.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

South of Castile and Léon, the birthplace of St. Teresa is also renowned for its gigantic medieval city walls, some parts built 1100 m high . They are Europe's best preserved ramparts. The Romanesque Gothic Cathedral that encloses beautiful plateresque sculptures is also very interesting. The museum is home to a statue of St.Teresa.

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