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C/ Lope Nuñez, 4
05001 Ávila (Ávila)
Concejalía de Patrimonio
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The first walls

The city's past has been taken further back in time as investigation work has progressed, mainly thanks to archaeology, which has revealed that the site was home to settlers as far back as prehistoric times. However, its peak came with the Romans. It probably wasn't a large city, but there is evidence to suggest that the eastern half of the present-day walled enclosure was populated in Roman times and after the 1st century AD.

But, did that city have a defence wall? The appearance of wall remains at the Gates of St Vincent and the Alcazar and the logical purpose of defending the location suggest that it did. However, it is hard to believe that the original walls were dismantled and assimilated in such a way that hardly any evidence of them can be found today. This section seeks to shed light on that dark period of Ávila's history.

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