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Monuments in Avila

This is our selection of Monuments in Avila

The city of Avila is the best example of a walled city in Medieval Spain. Within its walls and beyond them, the churches, convents, monuments, and its narrow streets layout make this Castilian city one of those redoubts in the Iberian Peninsula where the history of Spain and the medieval way of life can be most clearly seen. Avila is one of the oldest cities in Castile and León.

The Cathedral

Address : Plaza de la Catedral
Opening hours : 1 November to 31 March, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 10am-6pm, Sundays and public holidays, 12-5pm. April, June and October, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturdays, 10am-7pm. Sundays and public holidays, 12-6pm. Last admittance 45 minutes before closing.
Phone : + 34 92 021 16 41

The 12th-century Avila Cathedral is a strong, fortress-like cathedral adjoining the famous medieval walls of Avila...

Medieval City Walls

Opening hours : 1 April to 16 October, Monday-Sunday, 10.00am-7.15pm. From 17 October to 30 March, Tuesday-Sunday, 11.00am-6.00pm. Closed: Mondays/ Guided tours: Tramo de las Carnicerías (Butcher’s Shops): 11.30am, 1.15pm and 4.15pm. / Fortress Visit: 12.30pm and 5.15pm./ Dramatised visits: 1 July to 30 September, 10.00pm and 11.30pm - Last admittance 15 minutes before closing.

The Medieval City Walls of Avila. The walls of Avila are the symbol of the city and it is one of the best kept, medieval walled enclosures in Europe...

The Basilica of San Vicente

Address : Plaza San Vicente
Opening hours : 10am-1.30pm and 4-6.30pm.
Phone : +34 920255230

The Basilica de San Vicente in Avila, stands on the traditional site of the martyrdom of St. Vincent at the hands of the Romans.

Los Dávila Palace

Address : Plaza Pedro Dávila
Opening hours : Only the exterior of Los Dávila Palace can be visited.

Los Dávila Palace or in Spanish Palacio de los Dávila, was built between the 13th century and the 16th. It is located next to the Puerta del Rastro del lienzo...

Royal Monastery of St. Thomas

Address : Plaza de Granada, 1
Opening hours : Places to visit: Church, Choir, Cloister and Oriental Museum: 10am-12.45pm and 4-7.45pm.
Phone : +34 920 22 04 00

Royal Monastery of St. Thomas or Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás in Spanish, is just five minutes walking from Cathedral of Avila...

San José Convent

Address : Calle Las Madres, 4
Opening hours : 1 November to 31 March, daily, 10am-1.30pm and 3-6pm. 1 April to 30 October, daily, 10am-1.30pm and 4-7pm.

San José Convent or Convento de San José in Spanish, in only 5 minutes walking from the Cathedral of Avila. Site of the first foundation of St. Therese, in 1562, which was supported by relevant religious figures like the Bishop Álvaro de Mendoza...

San Juan Bautista Church

Address : Calle Martín Carramolino
Opening hours : Only open during Mass

The 16th-century San Juan Bautista Church or Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in Spanish, contains the baptismal font in which Saint Teresa of Avila - a Catholic mystic and reformer of the Carmelites in the 16th century - was baptised...

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