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25 Jul

The Walls of Ávila, Spain

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The walls of ávila are located in the central area of Spain, and they were built between the 11th and 14th centuries during the Raimundo de Borgoña's reign. They are the most highlighted symbol of the Old city of ávila.

The walls have an extention of 2,516 meters and an average height of 12 meters. Including this, the walls also have 9 big gates each one built in different periods.

The built work started in 1090 but the most of walls were finished one century later.

Nowadays it's possible to walk above the walls and the views are really incredible.

For its construction were reused materials from the Roman necropolis, civil construction and the old Roman and Visigoth walls. The wall's materials include Stone, granite, cal and other different kinds of stones.

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Today the walls are globally known and thousand tourists visit this city each year. Due to the tourism, the old city of Ávila has grown a lot. Inside the walls there are so many different places with a lot of history and beauty.

The site was registered as a National Monument in 1884. In 1985, the old city of Ávila and churches out side the wall were declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.


File:Panoramica nocturna de la Ciudad de Ávila.jpg

Last modified on Thursday, 25 July 2013 05:10
Javier

Javier

Hi im Javier! Im eighteen years old and i live in villarrica, chile. I love the animals and the enviroment, i like very much listening to music and chat with all my friends.

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  • Nicolas

    I want to be in Avila someday! It seems a good place for visiting!

    Nicolas Thursday, 25 July 2013 20:09 Comment Link
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