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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 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..

  • Basílica de San Vicente Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • Town walls Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Ávila

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

    Tomas Luis de Victoria, 7 E - 05001 Avila

    Prix Prices from : 63 €

  • Hotel Puerta de la Santa

    Empedrada, 1 E - 05001 Avila

    This hotel lies 20 metres from the Puerta de la Santa, a historic entrance into Ávila. It offers free Wi-Fi and great views over the Amblés Valley, city walls and Gredos Mountains. All of the rooms at Hotel Puerta de la Santa feature a pillow menu, ..

  • Hotel Las Murallas Two stars Two stars

    Ronda Vieja s/n E - 05001 Avila

    Prix Prices from : 40 €

    Located in Avila's old town, between the picturesque St Vincent's Basilica and the old city walls, this hotel offers free wired internet throughout. Air-conditioned rooms offer stunning views of the basilica, city walls and old town. Featuring tiled..

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