Los Cuatro Postes, Avila

Los Cuatro Postes ("The Four Posts") is a little shrine 1.5km outside the walled city of Ávila. A cross covered by a four-posted canopy marks the spot where, at age seven, St. Teresa's uncle stopped her from running off with her brother to seek martyrdom in battle with the Moors. Perched atop a small hill, the site also provides fine views of the town's famed medieval walls.


Quick Facts on Los Cuatro Postes

Site Information
Names:Los Cuatro Postes
Categories:shrines; ruins
Status: ruins
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:40.659917° N, 4.711088° W
Address:Avila, Spain
Lodging:View hotels near Los Cuatro Postes
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  1. St. Teresa in Avila - Rough Guide to Spain

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