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Avila and Segovia

Avila and Segovia

Авила и Сеговия
Авила и Сеговия

Avila is a medieval town of Spain, that is perfectly preserved to our days. It is located at an altitude of 1128 meters above the sea level. Avila impresses with its beautiful city walls, towers, monasteries and churches. The wall of Avila, was built in the late eleventh century and it´s the symbol of the city and since 1985 it is a UNESCO world heritage place. The length of the town wall is 2500 meters, it has 88 towers and 9 gates, it is the only defensive structure of the Romanesque period in Europe that is preserved in its entirety. The historic centre of Avila mostly consists of architecture of the religious nature. One of them is the Cathedral – the first Gothic Cathedral of Spain, it was planned as a temple-fortress. The fundamental and majestic temple, with one side adjacent to the city wall. Saint Teresa of Avila is considered the patroness of the city, in her honor was built the convent of St. Teresa in place of the house where she was born and where she lived. The stone streets, the old buildings give the city a special romance.

Next, we will head to Segovia, this city was founded by the Romans in 80 BC, not large in size, but it is crowded with historical monuments and outstanding places. The main symbol of Segovia is the roman´s aqueduct with a length of 728 feet, it has166 arches and is built of granite blocks, without any fastening means. The Segovia Cathedral, the Alcazar fortress, the Church of La Vera Cruz, the monasteries of Santa Cruz La Real and El-Parral –they are certainly worthy of attention.