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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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Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 35 00 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These walls are so very impressive. The day we visited was so cold, with rain/sleet. The drive through the mountains was snowy and foggy. The walls are so incredible that it was definitely worth the trip. We were so glad we made the trek, and...More

1  Thank SMellum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avila’s wall are impressive to be looked at and interesting to walk around them. You marvel at the good construction that stands up to rain , snow, heat and cold. A must see while in Spain.You may do a day tour on your way to...More

1  Thank margaritairiza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly, I was underwhelmed at the prospect of trekking out to Avila to look at some 'walls' but I was glad we did. The Walls of Avila are well worth the effort. We walked the walls independently, it was potentially quite strenuous but we were...More

1  Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just over an hour train ride from Madrid. You can walk around in about 1 hour, but, get inside the walls and you will expend hours walking the narrow streets filled of history, architectural wonders, great food, shopping! A most to do... and back to...More

1  Thank Reynaldo R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Going up the Walls of Avila is a must do activity. It's an easy walk & offers a different scenery from the ground level. Highly recommended!

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 29 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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 25 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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

2  Thank pookala
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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