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Come explore Ávila

Ávila is a unique place. World heritage by UNESCO, it’s admired for having the best preserved walls in the world and for being the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Ávila. Come discover the monuments and the fascinating history of this city located in the Castile and León region of Spain.
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Typical July:
33º C
91º F
Typical January:
10º C
50º F

What to see

Ávila’s historic heritage is admirable! Get to know what you should visit:

The Walls

World Heritage. The best preserved walls in the world. Built during the 11th to 13th century.

Ávila Cathedral

Set in the walls, it’s considered Spain’s first gothic cathedral. It was extended in 1172 on a previous building.

Basilica of San Vicente

National Monument. Its construction started in 1120, in the place where martyrdoms were marked.

Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás

National Monument. Its construction started in 1482. It was the Inquisition see and a university. Now it hosts two museums.

Encarnación Monastery

National Monument and crucial place in Saint Teresa’s life that lived here for several years. It was moved to the current location in the 16th century.

What to do

There are plenty activities to do in Ávila. See how you can enjoy your visit:

Walk the walls

Strolling through the walls is a mandatory activity in this city! With 1700m that can be visited, it will be an unforgettable experience.

Follow Saint Teresa's path

We invite you to go through the path of this local and much loved saint. Visit the place of her birth, baptism and many other events.

Discover the Romanesque art

The Romanesque is a very strong style in the city, with numerous works like the walls, the cathedral, San Pedro, San Andrés and others.

Check the palaces

The 16th century was Ávila’s apogee and it’s called the most 16th century city of Spain. Visit the countless palaces and important houses.

What to taste

Ávila’s gastronomy will amaze you with its great dishes. Find out what to taste:

'Yemas de Santa Teresa'

An iconic sweet in the city, with egg yolks as the main ingredient. The ones with a sweet tooth will be amazed.

'Judías del Barco'

These local beans are known for their excellent quality. Taste this tasty vegetables!

'Chuletón de Ávila'

This typical dish made with roasted veal is a great example of the region’s simple and delicious food.

Places to visit near Ávila

Located on the Castile and León region, in the heart of Spain, Ávila is close to other destinations you should include in your travel. Get to know them:

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