Resin Fridge Magnet Shaped as Walls of Avila, Spain
Avila is a city situated in the Castile and Leon community, Spain and it also serves as the capital of the Avila Province. It is commonly referred to as the 'city of stones and saints' and is famous for its stone wall fortifications. Avila is an interesting highlight of the Castile and Leon community which is why it's pictures are often displayed on different souvenirs. One nice and fitting souvenir of Avila is the resin fridge magnet shown above. It is shaped as the walls of Avila and has the name 'Avila' inscribed on it.
Geography of the City
Avila is approximately 3714 feet above the level of the sea and lies on a rocky protrusion positioned on the right side of the River Adaja. The city is established on the leveled peak of a stony hill that is surrounded by big boulders and arid lands. Amongst all provincial capitals in Spain, Avila is located on the highest point.
Interesting Facts about Avila
It is often asserted by the authorities of Avila that it contains majority of the Gothic and Romanesque churches as well as restaurants and bars per capita in entire Spain. It is also best known for its stone walls that were built in the medieval times and are in still intact today. These walls are constructed in Romanesque architectural style and are a prominent highlight of the city. Avila is also called 'Avila del Rey', 'Avila de los Leales' and 'Avila de los Caballeros' which means 'Avila of the King', 'Avila of the Loyalists' and 'Avila of the Knights' respectively. In his book 'El alma castellana', Jose Martinez Ruiz described Avila as 'perhaps the most sixteenth century city of Spain.' The city was also termed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.