Ascending in Ávila…

O.K., so as I said in my last post, the first part of our excursion was an all-too-brief stay in Ávila…Although we did see some other things, hands down the real main attraction was the city’s muralla (wall)…

Built in the 11th century, the main purpose of this wall was to separate the espacio salvaje (“savage space”–the section where the poor and agrarian workers lived) and the espacio civilizado (the area where the rich lived)…And of course, like all walls, it had defensive purposes as well…

So, without further ado, enjoy pictures I took around and on the muralla!!…

...Because every major tourist attraction needs at least one hotel that bears its name...
…Because every major tourist attraction needs at least one hotel that bears its name…

005

018

019

022

023

021

024

…Oh, how I love the mountains…

029

…Steep, steep steps…

028

020

031

…Nick photo-bombing me…

Advertisements

One thought on “Ascending in Ávila…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s