Unmissable tourist sites
Ávila Travel guide
Ávila : Michelin's recommendations
Standing at an altitude of 1 131m, Ávila is Spain's highest provincial capital. The town has two main claims to fame: as the city of Santa Teresa de Jesús (1515-82), one of the greatest mystics of the Roman Catholic Church, whose memory is honoured at many places around the town; and its magnificent fortified walls, which have remained almost intact since the 11C. A sunset walk along the ramparts will be rewarded with wonderful views of the town.
Tourist attractions Ávila : Things to see and do
Calle Vallespín E - 05001 Ávila
The palace, now a barracks, has a finely decorated Renaissance entrance and patio.
Plaza Pedro Dávila E - 05001 Ávila
The palace consists of four seigneurial mansions: two 14C Gothic buildings embellished with coats of arms give onto Plaza Pedro Dávila, and two others, belonging to the Bishops' Palace, give onto Plaza de Rastro.
Plaza General Mola E - 05001 Ávila
Also known as Palacio de Oñate, the palace is distinguished by a massive square corner tower, complete with battlements, dating from the early 16C.
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Located beside Ávila’s cathedral, this Medieval-style hotel is set in a 14th-century palace and forms part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi. The Palacio Valderrabanos features authentic interiors, with..
Marqués de Canales y Chozas, 2 E - 05001 Avila
Located in the historic quarter of the charming town, this 16th-century Palace has been beautifully renovated and stands within pretty gardens – enjoy meals in the fabulous restaurant. Walk up to the entrance through the enchanting maze and admire t..
Plaza José Tomé, 1 E - 05001 Avila
Hotel Rey Niño is located in the historic centre of Ávila, within the old city walls. The hotel occupies an old stone building, and modern facilities include free Wi-Fi. Rey Niño is in a pedestrian area within walking distance of Ávila’s historic si..
Tomás Luis de Victoria 3 E - 05001 Ávila
A bar for waiting is followed by the dining room itself, with floorboards, various paintings by artists from Avila and a large bottle rack. Full wine cellar.
San Segundo 38 E - 05001 Ávila
Francisco Gallego 3 E - 05002 Ávila
pl. del Rastro 1 E - 05001 Ávila
This mesón boasts a large lounge area with an open fire. The regionally inspired dining room furnished in Castilian style is where the chef serves cuisine with a distinct, regional flavour. This typical inn also offers a handful of well-maintained mo..
Marqués Canales de Chozas 2 E - 05001 Ávila
Cruz Vieja 6 E - 05001 Ávila
Family business situated in a former inn, with the dining room located in a beautiful covered interior courtyard. In addition, it has rustic-style rooms. In keeping with the building's history, it also offers spacious and simple bedrooms with contemp..