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  • He then affected to hold aloof, and would have been arrested, had not the minister of war, Ceballos, answered for his good behaviour, and quartered him in Avila under surveillance.
  • AVILA (anc. Abula or Avela), the capital of the province described above; on the right bank of the river Adaja, 54 m.
  • The ancient walls of Avila, constructed of brown granite, and surmounted by a breastwork, with eighty-six towers and nine gateways, are still in excellent repair; but a large part of the city lies beyond their circuit.
  • Avila is the seat of a bishop, and contains several ecclesiastical buildings of high interest.
  • Avila also possesses an old Moorish castle (alcazar) used as barracks, a foundling hospital, infirmary, military academy, and training schools for teachers of both sexes.

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