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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches is a World Heritage Site in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon in Spain.

The city of Ávila de los Caballeros is a well-preserved medieval city completed with city walls. It was the birthplace of St. Teresa and the burial place of the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada.


City wall of Ávila, Spain
City wall of Ávila, Spain
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Ávila achieved its height of prosperity during the early 16th century, under the Catholic Monarchs. Today the city's fortifications, which includes 82 semicircular towers and nine gates, are the most complete in Spain.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 2 - 6 December, 1985.


View of Ávila within its fortifications
View of Ávila within its fortifications
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Location: N40 39 23.22 W4 42 0.432 in the Province of Ávila, in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon.
Inscription Year: 1985
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV
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