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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  • It is the place from which you can enjoy better views of Avila, where you can appreciate the whole of the wall and the historic center
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  • Seen from the Wall, it doesn't look anything from the other world, but approaching here at night makes you have the best views of Avila illuminated. Legend has it that this is where Teresa of Jesus and her brother were caught by their uncle, when they tried to escape as children to go and evangelize the Moors, so, in addition to the views, you can believe the history or not ...
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