Ávila is renowned for its medieval city walls and rightly so.
The whole old town centre is encircled by the granite city walls and is a truly impressive sight at night.
Ávila is on the world heritage list and it’s not only fun to walk the walls but also to just explore the medieval streets and churches.
September 14, 2008
Random post from the past:
One of the most striking archtectural achievement in Northern Africa are the "Ksour" (plural of "Ksar"), fortified Berber strongholds consisting of many rooms called "ghorfas" used for storing grain. The structures look so outlandish and bizarre that Geaorge Lucas used them as the backdrop for his planet Tataouine (actually a small city in Tunisia) in star Wars, home of Anakin Skywalker. ...