Avila

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Known for its stunning fortified walls, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of medieval history as well as superb food.

Avila is a Spanish town located in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. It is sometimes called the Town of Stones and Saints, and it claims that it is one of the towns with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches (and bars and restaurants) per capita in Spain. It is notable for having complete and prominent medieval town walls, built in the Romanesque style. The writer Jose Martínez Ruiz (Azorín), in his seminal book El alma castellana (The Castilian Soul), described it as "perhaps the most 16th century town in Spain", and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
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