Avila an exciting city in Spain

Avila is said to be located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula and is known as the highest provincial capital in Spain. La belle province is built atop a rocky hill, high, south of Castile-Leon. Famous as the seat of the Grand Inquisition, the birthplace of St Teresa and beautifully preserved medieval walls because of which the city was inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage. For these reasons and other attractions make Avila a city exciting. The best part is the fact that Avila is not yet the city is overrun with tourists, so it is a wonderful place for a holiday.

Cathedral of Avila

Cathedral of Avila is considered the first Gothic cathedral that Spain had. This builds impressive is one of the best sides of Avila and studies suggest it was built around 1091 to the founding of the Church which was destroyed by Muslim invaders. This cathedral was used as a defensive structure with apse itself as one of the barricades in the city walls. Nevertheless, it has also been a place of worship. The design is quite similar to the French religious architecture in medieval times. The cathedral is closed during Holy Week, but otherwise it is open all year.

The city walls of Avila

The walls of the province was to be the most imposing and iconic historical documents of this city a. The medieval city walls were built during the 11th century by Alfonso VI after conquering the city in 1090 years. The walls are said to be about 2 miles long with a height of 45 feet. Approximately 100 rounds, three openings in nine doors are also built into the walls. These walls surround the old city of Avila and during the reign of the medieval kings, those walls used to be a demonstration of power. These walls are the most admired monuments of the bill of this province and therefore they are a great tourist attraction.

Real Monasterio de San Tomas

Founded in 1482 using funds provided by Isabella and Ferdinand, and Queen of Spain gains during this period, the Real Monasterio de San Tomas is a monastery. The monastery also served as the headquarters of Brother Tomas de Torquemada, who was not only the counselor to the King of Spain, but also the first Grand Inquisitor of Spain. The monastery is known to have appointed three cloisters Noviciado (novitiate) Silencio (Silence) and Reyes (Kings). The third monastery is currently housing the Museum of Oriental Art.


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