Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Monastery of the Franciscan Order is a Renaissance estate built in 1624-1630 under Bishop Telegdy. After the Turkish invaders had destroyed the Monastery, the structure was modified by adding four chapels and, in 1732, a steeple.
The whole structure received its present Baroque appearance in early 18th century. Inside the Church holds a valuable series of 33 wood carvings depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi created by F.X.Seegen, a Franciscan monk.References:
The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.
The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.