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Los Cuatro Postes, Avila

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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; Los Cuatro Postes, Avila
State:Castile and Leon
Categories:Shrines; Catholic Shrines
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Avila, Spain
Coordinates:40.659917° N, 4.711088° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Los Cuatro Postes

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Article Info

Title:Los Cuatro Postes, Avila
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/19/2009
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