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.
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..
Plaza de la Catedral, 10 E - 05001 Avila
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Set in an impressive 16th-century palace, the Palacio de los Velada offers luxurious rooms with elegant furnishings and air conditioning. A beautiful arched gallery surrounds the bright, central courtyard. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the prop..
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 t..
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..
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
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.
Marqués Canales de Chozas 2 E - 05001 Ávila
San Segundo 38 E - 05001 Ávila