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03.5.11 Chris Spracklen

The walled city, Avila

Avila, Spain view map

Ávila is a Spanish city located in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon, capital of the province of the same name.

Its main monument is the imposing Walls of Ávila (11th-14th centuries), the medieval work was started in 1090. The fenced area is of 31 hectares with a perimeter of approximately 2,516 meters, 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 also one of the cities with the highest number of churches (romanesque and gothic) and catering establishments in relation to the number of its inhabitants.


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norbi29-Sep-2011 21:51
Guess it wasn't easy to frame, but You made an impressive composition out of it, Chris. v. norbi
William Vogt23-Jun-2011 02:24
Cool image Chris. Those walls look massive.
Regards, Bill
Jean D14-Jun-2011 01:07
Terrific scene of this very historical city. Thanks for sharing, Chris. ~V
Alain Boussac10-Jun-2011 21:19
Spectacular and remarkable. V.
Guest 06-Jun-2011 20:44
Very interesting image and place..V
Brian Baker22-May-2011 08:01
Wonderful capture Chris. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Zoltán Balogh21-May-2011 12:53
Terrific capture Chris! V
Graeme21-May-2011 12:21
A stunning wide capture of this walled town, Chris. This is an amazing perspective. Well done.Vote
Randy Adams21-May-2011 11:25
Beautiful Chris...makes me want to visit sometime! V
CM Kwan21-May-2011 10:11
This is so beautiful, Chris! Thanks for the interesting information. V
Gerard Koehl21-May-2011 06:40
Magnifique vue sur cette ville fortifiée. V
Walter Otto Koenig21-May-2011 04:03
A wonderful view of this well preserved walled city. Very nice perspective. "V"
PauloCGama21-May-2011 03:52
Frozen in time .. Powerful .. Wonderful!!
Guest 21-May-2011 03:47
Beautiful work. V.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet21-May-2011 02:52
Nice picture with beautiful view.
Guest 21-May-2011 01:56
Such a beautiful sight, The clouds are a great backdrop. V
Jim Coffman21-May-2011 00:24
Awesome view,Chris! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad21-May-2011 00:07
It also seems remarkably well preserved. What a wonderful place to visit. Great shot too. Voted
lou_rozensteins20-May-2011 23:31
Amazing ....... it looks so medieval, even the houses. A great shot!
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