Puerta de Los Leales


This old city gate is where you can access a 1300m stretch of Ávila's walls.

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Nearby Ávila attractions

1. Catedral del Salvador

0.04 MILES

Ávila's 12th-century cathedral is both a house of worship and an ingenious fortress: its stout granite apse forms the central bulwark in the historic city…

2. Palacio Los Serrano

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A cultural centre, this daringly renovated space is also used for contemporary art exhibitions.

3. Iglesia de Santo Tomé El Viejo

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This church dates from the 13th century, and it was from this pulpit that Santa Teresa was castigated most vehemently for her reforms. It has been…

4. Museo Provincial

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This regional museum includes local ethnographic exhibits (the 1932 photos by Albert Klemm are particularly interesting), as well as Roman artefacts and…

5. Jardín de San Vicente

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The peaceful Jardín de San Vicente, across the road from the Basilica de San Vicente and in the shadow of the city walls, was once a Roman cemetery.

6. Puerta del Alcázar

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Access to a 300m stretch of Ávila's walls is from just inside the Puerta del Alcázar.

7. Basílica de San Vicente

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This graceful church is a masterpiece of Romanesque simplicity: a series of largely Gothic modifications in sober granite contrasted with the warm…

8. Murallas

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Ávila's splendid 12th-century walls stretch for 2.5km atop the remains of earlier Roman and Muslim battlements and rank among the world's best-preserved…