Ávila
Ávila
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Ávila The Essential
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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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Ávila
Ávila's Town walls
Ávila's Town walls
Depicted by 88 towers, nine gateways and
90 minutes
Basílica de San Vicente
Basílica de San Vicente
This large basilica stands on the
30 minutes
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás
This Dominican monastery founded in the
60 minutes
Ávila cathedral
Ávila cathedral
Built in the second half of the 12C,
30 minutes
Los Verdugos Palace (Arco de San Vicente Hotel)
Los Verdugos Palace (Arco de San Vicente Hotel)
The palace's long Plataresque façade is
15 minutes
Guzmán Tower
Guzmán Tower
The palace is distinguished by a massive
15 minutes