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The Four Posts, Avila
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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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  • Wonderful views of all Ávila surrounded by its walls. Highly recommended this panoramic view...
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  • This easy access point to "fall" is the ideal place to make pictures of the walls of Avila of day and night
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  • The walk to the four posts is a little long, but worth the view, we can see all the way south of the wall and the main monuments within the city
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