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Avila is notable for having complete medieval city walls which were built in the Romanesque style. The medieval work was started in 1090. The fenced area is of 31 hectares 88 blocks or semicircular towers, 2,500 merlons, paintings by 3 m. thick, an average height of 12 m. and 9 gates. It is the largest fully illuminated monument in the world.
It is possible to climb the wall and to walk along, enjoying splendid views of the city inside and landscape outside, so of course I made this walk.

Here is the view of the Plaza San Pedro with Iglesia de San Pedro from about 1100.
It is located outside the city walls at the door of the Alcazar. We can see also the statue of Santa Teresa. But here I was attracted with the pavement. Not as crazy as in Cascais but I like the effect.

Saint Teresa of vila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Snchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515 October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites.

Everywhere in Avila one can see the shops with Yemas de Santa Teresa. This sweet is produced as its name indicates from egg yolk. I haven't tried it :(

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