Located in the community of Castilla y León. Ávila is a city with great history; its old town was declared a heritage of humanity in 1985. Start your journey renting one of out cars in the airport of Madrid.
The first sight to visit is the wall of Ávila, one of the best preserved monuments in the world and it’s the monument that most stands out. The wall has a total of 88 towers and nine gates. The most striking element of the entire wall is the door of Alcázar built on two gates.
Following the street “la Cruz Vieja” we arrive to the gothic style cathedral. The square of the cathedral has a couple of palaces like the “Valderrábanos” or the “Velada”, now converted into hotels.
Following the walls until the door of San Vicente, leads us to the Basilica of San Vicente.
At the door of the bridge we can see the Roman Bridge, the old mill of “La Losa” and the church “San Segundo”
Crossing the river Adaja, we arrive at the Cuatro Postes where you can enjoy the best views of the city
Other interesting points of the city are the Museum of Ávila, located in the house of the “Deanes”. The museum is divided in to three sections: Archaeology, fine art and folk art.
Finally to finish your visit though Ávila, its worth visiting the wall one last time but this time at night, when it’s all lit up.