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C/ Lope Nuñez, 4
05001 Ávila (Ávila)
Concejalía de Patrimonio
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The walls as seen by travellers

Sometimes, you realise what you have when somebody else tells you how good it is. The walls of Ávila have always been an attraction for people from elsewhere. Those who are from the city, accustomed to living with the defence construction on a daily basis, often don't share their wonder. Indeed, it was the travellers who passed through the city in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th who started to marvel at the walls and their descriptions made others want to see them.

Because it is always interesting to learn how others have seen the walls and how we see them ourselves, this section includes some of the impressions they have caused on travellers who saw them in the past.

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