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Sightseeing in Avila

The town of Avila is known for its fortified walls and most of the things to see is located between these walls. The cities walls were built in the 11th-14th centuries and are largely intact. It is possible to walk around them, but you cannot walk on top of the city walls.

Avila is one of the cities with the highest number of churches in relation to its number of inhabitants, but this is also related to the relatively low number of people living here. Some examples of churches would be the Avila Cathedral and the Convento de Santa Teresa of which the adjacent plaza carries the same name. Avila is quite small and compact so within a day you can easily see most of the sights of Avila. One of the best spot in town is the Mercado Chico square which is a typical Spanish square. The central building on this square is the city hall. Because of the stone fortress walls you get a good impression of what medieval Spain must have looked like.

One of the more famous inhabitants of the province of Avila was Saint Teresa of Avila or Saint Teresa of Jesus which lived here in the 16th century. Getting to Avila is easy as there is a train which you can take from Madrid and Avila can be visited when traveling onward to Salamanca.



Avila travel photo gallery

 
San Vicente Basilica in Avila.

San Vicente Basilica.

 
San Vicente Basilica.

San Vicente Basilica.

 
Old defense tower.

Old defense tower.

 


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Defense tower of the old city wall in Avila.

Defense tower of the old city wall.

 
Plaza de Santa Teresa.

Plaza de Santa Teresa.

 
The old city walls of Avila.

The old city walls.

 
Bell tower in Avila.

Bell tower.

 



Pedestrianized zone next to the old walls.

Pedestrianized zone next to the old walls.

 



Church and bell tower.

Church and bell tower.

 
Medieval walls of Avila.

Medieval walls.

 
Building which is integrated into the medieval city wall.

Building which is integrated into the medieval city wall.

 
Fully restored part of the old city walls.

Fully restored part of the old city walls.

 
Closeup of Avila's medieval city wall.

Closeup of the medieval city wall.

 



Little church.

Little church.

 



View along the city walls of Avila.

View along the city walls.

 
Another view along the city walls of Avila.

Another view along the city walls.

 
Convent of Saint Teresa in Avila, Spain.

Convent of Saint Teresa.

 
Building of the Delegacion de la Hacienda.

Building of the Delegacion de la Hacienda.

 
Mercado Chico square in Avila, Spain.

Mercado Chico square.

 
Old building in Avila.

Old building.

 
Old building on the street corner.

Old building on the street corner.
 
Medieval building on a pedestrianized zone.

Medieval building on a pedestrianized zone.

 
Historical building on the Mercado Chico square.

Historical building on the Mercado Chico square.

 
View on Avila's Mercado Chico square.

View on Mercado Chico square.

 
Arch on a narrow old street in Avila.

Arch on a narrow old street.

 



City hall which dominates the view on Plaza de Mercado Chico.

City hall which dominates the view on Plaza de Mercado Chico.

 
Some grass in front of the city walls.

Some grass in front of the city walls.

 
Avila Cathedral.

Cathedral.

 
Lamppost in a historical corner of the medieval city of Avila.

Lamppost in a historical corner of the medieval city.

 



Old building with in typical Spanish style.

Old building with in typical Spanish style.

 
Restaurant Casa de Comidas.

Restaurant Casa de Comidas.

 
Restaurant Casa de Comidas and hotel Continental in Avila.

Restaurant Casa de Comidas and hotel Continental.

 
The old post office in Avila, Spain.

The old post office.

 
Detailed stone carving in a church.

Detailed stone carving in a church.

 
Cross in front of a church.

Cross in front of a church.

 
Bell tower as part of the city wall.

Bell tower as part of the city wall.

 



View along the medieval city wall of Avila.

View along the medieval city wall.

 



Large building outside the walled city.

Large building outside the walled city.

 
Historical street with typical Spanish architecture.

Historical street with typical Spanish architecture.

 
A look on the city hall of Avila through the gate on Mercado Chico square.

A look on the city hall of Avila through the gate on Mercado Chico square.

 
Cathedral of Avila.

Cathedral of Avila.

 
Palacio de los Velada in Avila.

Palacio de los Velada.

 
Decorated entrance to an old building.

Decorated entrance to an old building.

 
Medieval defense tower.

Medieval defense tower.

 


 
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