AVILA | A MEDIEVAL WALLED CITY
• This small city is the only one in Spain that preserves the total of the wall, reason for why it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find Local Guides in Ávila.
Ávila is considered the city of the walled convents, including the Santa Teresa Convent and Museum, in honor of Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint John of the Cross. The town is also famous for its “chuletón” (steak), one of the best in the country.
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Ávila is one of the Spanish cities with the highest concentration of monuments and historic buildings. The wall is the best preserved monument and symbol of the city. This medieval building of granite rock extends for more than two kilometers around the city.
“Ávila has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site”
The Cathedral of Salvador is Romanesque-Gothic style and it was projected as a temple and also as a fortress. Other tourist attractions is the Convent and Museum of Santa Teresa. Now is a Carmelite convent and the visitor can access to the museum, where the “finger” of Santa Carmelita is preserved and exhibited.
The Natural Park of the Sierra de Gredos makes visiting Avila the perfect opportunity to practice mountain sports such as climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, etc.