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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.

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Tourist attractions Ávila : Things to see and do

  • Ávila cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Plaza de la Catedral

    Built in the second half of the 12C, Ávila cathedral is a good example of religious and military architecture (it is part of the town's fortifications). Its austere exterior contrasts with the fine interior, which boasts colourful sandstone in the ch..

  • Basílica de San Vicente Recommended Recommended

    Plaza S. Vicente 1

    This large basilica stands on the alleged site of the 4C martyrdom of St Vincent and his sisters. It is Romanesque in style, although its pointed vaulting bears witness to the face that construction lasted from the 12C to the 14C. The west door with ..

  • Ávila's high walls (murallas) punctuated by 88 towers, nine gateways and various posterns, enclose a quadrilateral area of around 900m by 450m. An invaluable testimony to fortifications in the Middle Ages, they date from the 11C and have retained a u..

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Hotels Ávila

  • Parador de Ávila Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Marqués de Canales y Chozas, 2 E - 05001 Avila

    Prix Prices from : 75 €

    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..

  • El Encanto Hotel & Gastro espacio Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Tomas Luis de Victoria, 7 E - 05001 Avila

    Prix Prices from : 56 €

    Set in the centre of Avila, just 100 metres from Avila Cathedral, the modern El Encanto Hotel & Gastro Espacio offers an on-site restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is available. Stylish rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV and a minibar. Each..

  • Palacio de Monjaraz

    Bracamonte, 6 E - 05001 Avila

    Situated in Avila's Old Town, just 300 metres from the Cathedral, Palacio de Monjaraz hotel is a renovated 16th-century building of traditional stone construction. Free WiFi is available. The property is transformed into a local history museum by ha..

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Restaurants Ávila

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