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The Walls of Avila

Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, Avila, Spain
+34 920 35 00 00
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“Ancient Walls Enclose Historic City of Avila”
Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, Avila, Spain
+34 920 35 00 00
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here on June 23 to see the walls, cathedral and other sights of this clean and pleasant city. The temp. was around 92F with a clear sky and the sun seemed very close, this is because Avila is a relatively high city, a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The wall of Avila completely surrounds the old city and has nine gates and eighty eight towers. Judging by their appearance you would never guess their age at more than a thousand years.

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Reviewed yesterday

With walls dating begun in 1090 AD which enclose about 77 acres, the old town portion of Avila's walls include 88 semi-circular towers. The block construction of the walls and towers create walls almost 10 feet thick which average 39 feet in height. There are...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely views from up here, the walk was interesting.Difficult to imagine this beautiful city was built so well all those years ago.

Thank Bluealaska27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before entering the city of Avila , viewpoint provides perfect view of the wall of tge city on Hill from farsight. Let stop and take the picture there and there is pictute map to see navigation of the places in the city.

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 1 week ago

After his conquest of Avila in 1090, Alfonso VI ordered the construction of the 3 meter thick walls, using Mudejar labor, for the city's defense and protection. The fortified walls, and its enclosed historic city, also referred to as "The City of Saints & Stones",...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave up trying to take pictures of the walls because I didn't think my camera could capture their magnificence. I was right. I have to go back to see them

Thank AuroraSky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avila is famous as the "Walled City of Spain". As stated in other of my reviews, it is the condition and completeness of the walls, portal and related structures that separates this city from others in Spain and provides such a vivid impression of the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want relaxing and weekend, then this the place , lost historical place to see and some good Spanish restaurant around

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are ancient Roman walls all over Europe but none of them are in as pristine condition as those at Avila - they look like they were built during our lifetime!

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Can you take dogs on the city walls?
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.
I am getting to Avila by car coming from Madrid. Is it easy to find parking logs around / close to the walls ? any advice ? thanks,
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