3 Oct 2011

Avila and Coimbra

The second day of the tour we journeyed to Avila, a fortress city north of Madrid, in the province of Castile. It is a beautifully preserved city - looks practically medieval as we approached it, with high walls surrounding the city and lots of churches and cathedrals. It was first built in the 5th century it is claimed, but deteriorated due to the Roman invasion but was rebuilt in the 12th century and still stands today as it was. There were at least three large churches or cathedrals in this small city and two universities!


Walking along its narrow streets



The medieval looking Avila seen from the road



walled city of Avila, Spain


1 comment:

naida said...

Avila looks amazing!