The Walls of Avila, Avila

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Walk The Walls of Avila, medieval fortifications that once guarded the city. They completely enclose Ávila, and it’s possible to walk about halfway around. Start by picking up a free audio guide at the entrance for information about the historic enclosure. Climb its towers and enjoy views of the city, mountains, and surrounding countryside. Venture outside the city to get a sense of how foreboding the walls would have been to an outsider. Nine gates allowed access to Ávila; make sure you take a photo of Puerta del Alcázar, the most imposing of these. By using our Avila travel planning app, you can arrange your visit to The Walls of Avila and other attractions in Avila.
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  • Very well preserved medieval city walls which you can walk for a good part. Wear sensible shoes. The sight of these walls is even more impressive at night when they’re beautifully lit. 
    Very well preserved medieval city walls which you can walk for a good part. Wear sensible shoes. The sight of these walls is even more impressive at night when they’re beautifully lit.  more »
  • We stopped here on our drive from Madrid to Segovia. Avila still holding to it's medieval style It looks good from outside as well from inside. My wife couldn't walk a lot, so I was able to drive.....  more
    We stopped here on our drive from Madrid to Segovia. Avila still holding to it's medieval style It looks good from outside as well from inside. My wife couldn't walk a lot, so I was able to drive.....  more »
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  • Great historic well preserved city. The old part within the city walls with its cobbled streets. Walk around the ramparts is a good walk. We'll worth a visit.
  • I love them, walking around and being able to see far away... Every year a little bit more of the wall is restored so in the end we will be able to walk all around it!!

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