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Αvila is a Spanish fortified city located in the autonomous community of Castile and Leσn, and is the capital of the Province of Αvila.

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 per capita in Spain. It has complete and prominent medieval town walls, built in the Romanesque style. Writer Josι Martνnez Ruiz, in his book El alma castellana (The Castilian Soul), described it as "perhaps the most 16th-century town in Spain". Αvila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

It ha a long and chequered history dating from the fifth century BC.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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