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. To visit The Four Posts on your trip to Avila, use our Avila trip planner .
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  • Best view in Ávila!! From the city center by walk, only 15mins! You can catch the photo of all the walls of castle from here!  more »
  • It is a viewpoint, just to make a few pics and point. Close to this river and the Roman bridge. If wind blows it is very uncomfortable.
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  • kitchen Spanish, good meat and good fish and good wine menu, fantastic location to see the walls of Avila
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