12th Century Walls
Ávila's 12th-century cathedral is at once a house of worship and an ingenious fortress: its stout granite apse forms the central bulwark...
Ávila's 12th-century catedral is not just a house of worship, but also an ingenious fortress: its stout granite apse forms the central...
Puerta de los Leales
La Taberna After Work
A strange mix of underground medieval arches and the ambience of a wood-pannelled British pub, this agreeable bar has an especially good...
Restaurante Reyes Católicos
Fronted by a popular tapas bar, this place has bright decor and an accomplished kitchen that churns out traditional dishes that benefit...
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 battlements of the Muslims and Romans. They have been much restored and modified, with various Gothic and Renaissance touches and even some Roman stones re-used in the construction.