Welcome to Ávila
Ávila is a city of Spain located in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is the capital and most populated municipality of the Province of Ávila. Ávila will always be associated with the image of its city walls. Visible from far away, they are among the best-preserved and most complete in Europe. They protect a medieval World Heritage City of cobbled streets, interesting churches, delicious local cuisine, and a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere.
It lies on the right bank of the Adaja river. Located more than 1,130 m above sea level, the city is the highest provincial capital in Spain.
Ávila is sometimes called the Town of Stones and Saints, and it claims that it is one of the towns with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in Spain.
Orson Welles once named Ávila as the place in which he would most desire to live, calling it a “strange, tragic place”.
Ávila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The site originally consisted of the walled city and four extra muros churches. The number of churches included in the site has since been increased.
Attractions in Ávila
San Vicente de Ávila
Casa de Los Deanes (Ávila)
Puerta de San Vicente (Ávila)
Casa de la Misericordia (Ávila)
Palacio de Sofraga (Ávila)
Palacio de los Serranos (Ávila)
Murallas (Town Walls) of Ávila
Casa de Carnicerías (Ávila)
Palacio de los Verdugo (Ávila)
Palacio del Rey Niño de Ávila
Catedral de Ávila
Palacio de los Águila (Ávila)
Los Velada Palace (Ávila)
Palacio de Bracamonte (Ávila)
Puerta del Alcázar (Ávila)
Plaza Mercado Chico
Church of San Juan Bautista (Ávila)
Palacio de los Dávila (Ávila)
Palacio de Benavites (Ávila)
Palacio de los Guzmanes (Ávila)
Palacio de Los Superunda (Ávila)
Palace of Polentinos (Ávila)
Puerta del Carmen (Avila)
Palacio de Los Almarza (Ávila)
El Convento de Santa Teresa
Palacio de Núñez Vela (Ávila)
Puerta de Santa Teresa, Ávila
Mirador de los Cuatro Postes (Viewpoint of the Four Posts)
Tours and Activities from Ávila
Latest Blogs from Ávila
15 Palaces to Discover in Avila
Avila is a beautifully historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage site with perfectly preserved medieval city walls, which are typical of the city’s predominant Romanesque architecture. If you live in Madrid or you are visiting the capital, it is a must-see since it is only one hour away by car or train.
Walking the Walls of Ávila
Most people who visit Ávila come to see its Medieval Walls. With 2,516 meters in perimeter, 87 towers or cubes (it had 88, what happened to the missing one? ), 9 gates , more than 2,500 battlements , 12 meters high (on average) and 3 meters thick you can see why.