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16TH CENTURY PALACE
This Parador rises up on the former `Piedras Albas` palace in the historical centre of monumental Ávila, backing onto the majestic city walls. In harmony with its surroundings, the interior conserves a warm, intimate air in a splendidly recovered atmosphere which enriches all the common rooms. Beautiful decorative elements, granite and abode floors, bright colours and spacious bedrooms, some with four-poster beds, make up a harmonious and bright whole.
The garden also stands out, with archaeological remains, as does the magnificent glazed patio, the modular rooms and the cafeteria. In the dining room, which offers beautiful views of the garden and walls, it is possible to sample `pucheretes teresianos` (vegetable and pork stew), roast suckling pig, veal steak, `judías de El Barco` (beans) and the excellent `yemas de la Santa` (a typical dessert made from egg-yolk).
What to eat...
Try the `yemas de la Santa` While you admire the beautiful views of the wall from the Parador restaurant, you can enjoy some El Barco beans, a good veal chop or roasted pork, and the sweet `yemas` (yolks) of Saint Teresa.
HOW TO GET THERE:
The Parador is located on Calle Marqués de Canales de Chozas, in the historical centre of the city, opposite Plaza de Concepción Arenal. It is reached by crossing the walls through the Puerta del Carmen. Ávila is 115 km away from Madrid.