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The Four Posts, Avila

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Religious Site Landmark
Erected in 1556 just outside Avila, The Four Posts is a curious-looking shrine with a cross erected in the center. It marks the spot where seven-year-old Saint Teresa tried to run away to seek martyrdom in battle with the Moors. Her uncle, Francisco, stopped her and made her return to the city. The monument is set in a private field with no parking lots nearby, so you will have to walk there. You will also be rewarded with a great view of the city and its medieval walls. Plan to visit The Four Posts during your Avila vacation using our convenient Avila itinerary planner.
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  • We stopped just outside the city for a photo-op of the walls and city from a distance at a place called the 4 posts (los Cuatro Postes). This is a great place to see much of the city from a distance a...  more »
  • The monument commemorates the spot where St Avila was found after her escape from the city. It, like the city walls, is exceptionally well preserved.  more »
  • Set by the main road there is a car park from which there is a very short walk to the Four Pillars.Fantastic views of the walled city.We actually walked from here into town and it took 30/40 minutes t...  more »
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  • A fantastic place to take photos of the city, especially if you have a zoom lens.
  • Good place to overlook the City and get a real sense of scale.
  • 5/7 would shake the sandal again
  • Nice view over avila
  • Very close to the center. You should definitely go there and enjoy the amazing view if you have a car and some free minutes