10 things to do in Avila, the Walled City

Avila is a historic city located in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, Spain. It has an impressive cultural and architectural heritage, and there are several interesting activities you can do in the city.

Remember that we organize group outings to Avila to visit its most important points and learn more about this incredible city. You can find out the departure dates and make reservations on our official website.

Here are 10 things you shouldn’t miss if you visit the walled city

1.Walls of Avila: Visiting the walls is an unmissable experience. These medieval walls are a World Heritage Site and offer panoramic views of the city. You can walk over them and enjoy the architecture and history.

2. Cathedral of Avila: The Cathedral of Avila is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture and is another must-see. Explore its interior, admire its stained glass windows and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere.

3. Basilica of San Vicente: This Romanesque church is another architectural treasure of Avila. Its facade is impressive and the interior houses important works of art.

4. Convent of Santa Teresa: Avila is the birthplace of St. Teresa of Jesus, an important figure in the history of the Catholic Church. Visit the Convent of Santa Teresa to learn more about her life and legacy.

5. Plaza del Mercado Chico: Enjoy the local life strolling around this central square. Here you will find several bars and restaurants where you can sample the local gastronomy.

6. Church of San Pedro: Another notable church in Avila with a mixture of architectural styles. Its tower offers a panoramic view of the city.

7. Museum of Avila: If you are interested in the history of the city, the Museum of Avila is the ideal place to learn more about its past.

8. Gastronomy: Try the local cuisine. Avila is known for its chuletones, its beans from El Barco, and its yemas, typical sweets.

9. Hiking trails: If you like nature, there are hiking trails in the surroundings of Avila that will allow you to enjoy the scenery.

10. Cultural events: Check for cultural events, festivals or special activities during your visit.

These are just a few suggestions, but Avila has much more to offer. Explore its cobblestone streets, immerse yourself in its history and enjoy the beauty of this charming city.

Don’t forget to visit our destinations section to find out the dates of our next departures to Avila and many other incredible places.

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