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Avila Town, Spain

From series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
The charming city of Avila is located in the vicinity of Madrid. It is also a world heritage site. It is famous for its rich history and variety of attractions. The very first settlement was founded on the site of the modern city in the era of the Roman Empire. The history of the city is inextricably linked with the name of Saint Teresa of Avila. She dedicated 27 years of her life to serving in a Carmelite monastery.

Avila Town, Spain You can discover priceless historical sites at every turn while walking around the city. They form the unique appearance of the city. One of the oldest structures is the fortress wall. Its construction began in the 11th century. The huge wall had 88 towers at the time of completion. Nine gates served as the entrance to the city. These fortifications are perfectly preserved hundreds of years later. They are the largest in Spain.

Avila Cathedral is considered the main symbol of the city. Its construction took place in the 12th – 13th centuries. The cathedral is more like a medieval fortress with its outlines. It is the true embodiment of the Romanesque style. The Church of San Juan Bautista is no less important. A valuable artifact was preserved in it. This is a font. Saint Teresa was baptized in it. The old Monastery of Santa Teresa is also preserved in the city. It was founded in 1636. It is a unique architectural construction, built in the arrerica style. In addition to the old churches, Avila carefully preserves its magnificent palaces of the 15th-16th centuries. They belonged to the wealthiest residents of the city once. Next - Toledo

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco Popular' located in 1.22 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Autotransporte Turístico Español' is located in 2.37 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Estacion de Servicios Sanfemar SL' in 0.67 km
Supermarket: 'BP Cuatro Postes' in 0.67 km
Parking: 'Parking 4 Postes' in 0.67 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia' in 1.28 km
Police station: 'Jefatura de Policía Local Ávila' in 1.16 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Edad Media' in 0.63 km
Railway station: 'Ávila' in 2.86 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Matacan Airport SLM - in 72 km
 »  Barajas Airport MAD - in 99 km
 »  Madrid-Torrejon Airport TOJ - in 108 km
 »  Valladolid Airport VLL - in 117 km
 »  Burgos Airport RGS - in 209 km
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Best hotels near Avila Town

Hostal Mirador de Avila

Located in 0 km from Avila Town
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Rooms: 8
Featuring wooden floors, each room has a desk and wardrobe. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries and a bath tub or shower. There is an … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal Alcántara

Located in 1 km from Avila Town
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Rooms: 10
Rooms have been carefully decorated and come with flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Some rooms feature a hydro massage shower. The restaurant … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal La Estación

Located in 2 km from Avila Town
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Rooms: 24
Each simple room is fitted with a wardrobe, desk and a fan. It includes a cable TV and a private bathroom with bath or shower. Free toiletries, bed … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel H2 Avila

Located in 3 km from Avila Town
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Rooms: 65
The contemporary rooms feature a flat-screen TV and free bottle of water. They also include a free safe and modern bathroom with a hairdryer. Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking

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