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The Walls of Avila

Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 35 00 00
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“old city” (33 reviews)
“walled town” (12 reviews)
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Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, 05001 Avila, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that my last name is Avila and my ancestors are from Avila. This walled city is mesmerizing. It is so quaint and well maintained. I walked the wall the top of the wall around the whole city. It was well...More

Thank _erika_realtor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walls of Avila is an incredible sight to take in. I wish I hadn't taken the specific tour I was on (booked through Viator) - I was disappointed to now have had the freedom to roam around and climb to the top of a...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avila is the best example of a walled city that I seen. Enjoyed walking around the outside in both the day time and night. The walls are lit up at night and make a spectacular sight. Also enjoyed walking the ramparts and getting an overview...More

Thank redwoody128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this as part of a combined day trip with Segovia, so perhaps I didn't spend enough time to really deep dive into appreciating it, but it wasn't as spectacular as I thought it would be. Worth it if you're visiting other things too,...More

Thank Jenny I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by Moorish prisoners (probably), in the 12th century, this well-preserved fortification has walls about 10 feet thick and 40-45 feet high. You can walk about half of the structure along the top of the walls. Made from a mixture of materials including brick, stone...More

1  Thank pookala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not too many castles still around that is as well kept as this one. definitely worth the time to walk around, see and feel the atmosphere and close your eyes and let your mind brings you back to the medieval days.

Thank TXtraveller168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 50 pilgrims drove into the walled city of Avila, the birthplace and home of st.Theresa, the founder of the Order of Carmelites. We also visited the Monastery of the Incarnation where she entered Carmel and lived for 25 years.

Thank babs12858
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire city is walled and walkable for most of it if your are in shape. It is a great way to get an overview of Avila from both inside and out.

Thank thomaslS7009WS
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Riding out of the city was the best view going around the city. Amazing that it is still so intact. Driving in through the main entrance it is not visible. Ride around the city.

Thank Hirlsa H
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The walls of Avila are very well preserved and you can walk around most of the centre of the old city. The price is quite low and includes an audio guide. The climb is a little arduous, but there are 3 points of entry/exit so...More

1  Thank pathaw
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8 September 2016|
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Response from JaneHarry4647 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a man with a pet goat so I assume you can.
4 April 2016|
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Response from profearroyo | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited and divided into zones in Avila. There's parking outside and inside the walls. The maximum stay in the metered spots is 2 hours. If you read Spanish, you can look at the informative brochure with map on... More