In the centre of the Iberian Peninsula and up north of the Sierra de Gredos you can find the city of Ávila, behind its beautiful imposing stone fortress. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, this city of saints and knights invites you to stroll around its churches, noble houses, and palatial architecture as evidence of a glorious Renaissance past.
Plan your visit to this astonishing city full of history in every corner and enjoy with your family or friends. Ávila is definitely a trademark of the XI, XII and XIII centuries with a powerful Castilian past. Book now at our Hotels in Avila, Spain and discover Santa Teresa’s birthplace.
While in this beautiful city you will get the feeling that time has stopped. You cannot miss the opportunity to walk by its emblematic fortress where you can overlook the landscape near the river Adaja. The fortress was built in the XII century and has a perimeter of two and a half kilometres with nine gates. We advise you to stop by and contemplate Ávila’s mountain range from the city fortress.
Wake up every morning in this beautiful city with medieval structures by staying at the Hotel Sercotel Cuatro Postes. We have modern rooms and a wonderful restaurant where local specialties are served daily. If you are traveling by car, your best option will definitely be to stay at any of our hotels in Ávila with parking.
During your stay in Ávila you must not forget to visit the impressive cathedral; spend a few minutes admiring the Main Chapel with Berruguete’s paintings, the cloister, the altar and the choir. Afterwards, you can visit the Town Hall located near the Plaza Mayor, an ancient Roman forum that hosted the food and livestock market, theatre plays and executions.
If you like art and culture, Ávila is your holiday destination. It’s full of important buildings such as the Polentinos palace, the Convent of San José, the Monastery of Santo Tomás, the Basilica of San Vicente, the Mirador de Los Cuatro Postes or the Velada’s Palace where you can contemplate the glazed roof patio while drinking a coffee.
If you want to live an unforgettable experience in Ávila, you must visit the city during Holy Week. This festivity has been declared a National Tourist Interest due to the intensity with which the cofradías (brotherhoods) live the processions and other religious acts.
Spirituality has always been linked to this city given that it’s the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus. For this reason, a church was built over her birthplace and is now linked to the Carmelite convent. You can find the mystic museum in the crypt, which is one of the most visited places for pilgrimage by devotees of Saint Teresa.
Ávila has numerous hiking trails surrounding the city that can be done walking, cycling or while riding a horse. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy these breathtaking natural paradises next to our hotels near Ávila. You might also find underground caves, natural pools, and endless outdoor activities for everyone.
One of the succulent dishes that you can taste in this city is the roasted beef and veal steak from Ávila’s breed. Other typical recipes are the revolconas potatoes (mashed potatoes with pork), the lechazo (lamb), the cochifrito (fried pork) or the grilled lamb chops, and for those who prefer sweets, you can try the Yemas de Santa Teresa (sweet egg yolks) or Hojaldres de San Juan de la Cruz (puff pastry).
Come and discover Ávila’s medieval architecture, its ancestral streets surrounded by a breath-taking fortress and you will remember your holiday forever. Don’t think twice and book at any of our hotels in Ávila and enjoy your stay.