FIESTAS DE PASCUA - ESPAÑA - MARCH 2002
THE WALLS - The most representative monument of Ávila
"Before entering - Avila within the walls, seen from 4 Postes"
"Enjoying the afternoon winter sun outside the walls"
"One of the palaces in the walled town"
"The other side of the walls"
PALACES - Many centuries on these stones
"City Hall - The parking lot doesn't make any sense..."
"Museum, a very nice building"
"The gardens of the Parador"
"Velada Palace - now a hotel, and the place to stay in Ávila. The building comprises several houses dating from the 16th century"
"The Cathedral seen from inside the Velada Palace Hotel"
"Velada, the Renaissance patio"
CHURCHES - St. Theresa heads the mystics
"St. Peter - A late Romanesque building; however, because it took so much time to build, the proto-Gothic style began to appear. They were renovating the area..."
"Saint Theresa - Visions and Ecstasies"
"The Cathedral - Just before sunset. The construction of this cathedral-castle began in 1091"
"Saint Vincent "12th century) at sunset. the Basilica of the Saints Vincent, Sabina and Cristeta was built outside the walls of Ávila. Tradition has it that the bodies of the Saints were thrown to this area after their martyrdom"
DOORS - to enter the Walls
EASTER and the Processions
"Farricocos at night - it's not Halloween"