Figlesia de San Juan Bautista
Dates from the 16th century and contains the font in which Santa Teresa was baptised.
Iglesia de Santo Tomé El Viejo
This church dates from the 13th century, and it was from this pulpit that Santa Teresa was castigated most vehemently for her reforms....
Palacio Los Serrano
A cultural centre, also used for contemporary art exhibitions.
La Bodeguita de San Segundo
Situated in the 16th-century Casa de la Misericordia, this superb wine bar is standing-room only most nights and more tranquil in the...
Casa de Postas
A busy tavern for tapas with an elegant restaurant upstairs for deftly executed traditional dishes.
Lonely Planet review
Ávila's splendid 12th-century walls rank among the world's best-preserved medieval defensive perimeters. Raised to a height of 12m between the 11th and 12th centuries, the walls stretch for 2.5km atop the remains of earlier Roman and Muslim battlements. They have been much restored and modified, with various Gothic and Renaissance touches, and even some Roman stones re-used in the construction. At dusk the walls attract swirls of swooping and diving swallows.
Two sections of the walls can be climbed – a 300m stretch that can be accessed from just inside the Puerta del Alcázar , and a longer 1300m stretch that runs the length of the old city's northern perimeter, in the process connecting the two access points at Puerta de los Leales and Puerta del Puente Adaja ; it's possible to climb down (but not up) from the latter stretch at Puerta del Carmen. The same ticket allows you to climb both sections; the last ones are sold at 7.15pm. The regional tourist office runs free guided tours.