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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  • 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 »
  • It offers a convenient place to park and snap a quick photo of Avila from afar. We stopped here just for less than 5 minutes and got back into the car due to the pouring rain.  more »
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