Information about Avila
Avila is a Spanish city and a World Heritage Site that belongs to the region of Castile and Leon. It is also the capital of the province of the same name, located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, on a rocky enclave at a height of 1,128 metres; the River Adaja has its source here.
Avila has a well-preserved medieval city wall with nine gateways, 87 towers and a perimeter of approximate 2.5 kilometres, which is lit up at night.
The Basilica of San Vicente is a mixture of styles. It is an interesting place to visit and seeing it thoroughly can take you some hours.
You can visit the Baroque Convent of St Teresa, the Royal Monastery of St Thomas, the Raimundo de Borgoña Parador and other interesting monuments.
As well as these historical treasures, the visitor can enjoy the excellent cuisine of Avila. There are also sports and other activities to be done in the natural setting of Avila province, where there are mountains, valleys and rivers. There is trekking, horse riding, cycling, climbing, canoeing, paragliding, 4x4 and many other exciting activities.
Come to Avila, a destination full of history and natural beauty.
Most popular zones from Avila
- El Barco de Avila
- Las Navas del Marqués
- Peñalba de Avila
- Poyales del Hoyo
- San Esteban del Valle
- Sierra de Gredos