July 18, 2015

Day 3 was spent in Ávila, the longest continuously walled city in Spain. It's about an hour and a half by high-speed train from Madrid, and goes through dry, mountainous country with few farms, save grazing for cows, bulls and horses. The city also features the Cathedral of Ávila, the Convento de San José founded by Teresa of Ávila (also called Saint Teresa of Jesus), and an egg-yolk and sugar treat call Yemas.

Above: Sculpture near the entrance, inside the Cathedral of Ávila.

Below: Picture 1 is the Madrid metro.
Pictures 3 and 4 is the Iglesia de San Pedro in the Plaza de Santa Teresa, commenced in 1100.
Picture 5 is the Puerta del Alcazar, the main entrance to the old city, on the east side.
Pictures 7 to 10 features the outside view, and inside sculptures, of the Cathedral of Ávila, commenced in 1107
as a Romanesque church and finished in the 1500's in a Gothic style - that's a lot of years and lifetimes.

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