Avila’s medieval walls 15.10.10
Posted by Lisa Hill on October 16, 2010
Walls, in general are not particularly interesting, right? Avila’s are magnificent. It is awe-inspiring to wander around them, the best preserved complete fortifications in Europe and imagine the citizens inside them fending off their enemies with boiling oil and other defensive apparatus! They were started in 1090 and finished off by the C14th, and now UNESCO has declared them and the rest of Avila a World Heritage site.
Here they are:
Off to Madrid tomorrow!