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.
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  • 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 »

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