Things to see and do - Ávila
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
Plaza de la Catedral E - 05001 Ávila
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..
Plaza S. Vicente 1 E - 05001 Ávila
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 ..
E - 05001 Ávila
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..
Plaza de la Catedral, 9 E - 05001 Avila
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..
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. Each room at the Palacio de Monjoraz includes heating and a f..
carret. de Salamanca 6 E - 05002 Ávila
This restaurant has good service, offering cuisine with innovative touches. Outstanding points include the views of the city walls that may be enjoyed from the dining room, and the extensive wine cellar.
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..
Francisco Gallego 3 E - 05002 Ávila
Marqués Canales de Chozas 2 E - 05001 Ávila
San Segundo 38 E - 05001 Ávila
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.