The Four Posts, Avila

4.3
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · 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. To visit The Four Posts on your trip to Avila, use our Avila trip planner.
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including The Four Posts

The Four Posts reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,682 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Visiting here we got a good vantage point of the city . Big sign of Avila . The 4 post pillars with a cross in the middle . Not many tourists made us spend a short but quality time admiring the place.  more »
  • The best place to see the highlights of beautiful sites of Avila, perfect for rest and take those memorable photos of the city dominant fortress and its so unique feeling to be here at the top The...  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Avila

See all ›
©
Ruin
The Walls of Avila
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
©
World heritage site
Catedral de Avila
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Historic Site
Basilica de San Vicente
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Monument
Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Avila

©
World heritage site
Acueduct of Segovia Segovia
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Military Museum
Alcazar of Segovia Segovia
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides Segovia
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Avila

Observation Deck
Torre-campanario de la Catedral
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Casco Historico de Avila
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Convento de Santa Teresa
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Landmark
Avila Plaza del Mercado Chico
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Avila

See all ›
©
Religious Site
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Church
Parish of St. Peter the Apostle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Chapel of San Segundo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Capilla de Mosen Rubi
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Avila

©
Specialty Museum
Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Convento de San Jose - Museo Teresiano
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
History Museum
Museo de Avila
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Gallery
Mysticism Interpretation Centre
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Avila

Historical Tour
Visitas Guiadas a Avila TurAVILA
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Landmark
Palacio Caprotti
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Landmark
Palacio de Polentinos
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Boat Tour
The Burguillo A All Vela.com
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Trips to The Four Posts by other users

55 days in Europe & Canada BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Africa, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced