Sunday, October 11, 2009

Avila, Spain


Avila, a World Heritage Site, rises under the shelter of the Gredos Sierra. Behind the walls of this capital of Castile-León, a priceless compound is concealed, made up of Renaissance churches and palaces: a silent witness to the bygone splendour of the city when it was a textile power.
Being the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesús, the city has a number of religious buildings —inside and outside the walled enclosure— related to the life of the mystic.