Avila Roman Walls and Old Quarter Walking Tour

 
 
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Half Day (Duration: 2hrs30mins-03hrs approx.)

Avila

Price from: 50.00 euros

 
Half Day tour with a private guide to visit Avila´s Roman Walls and Old Quarter
 
Highlights
 
  • English speaking local guide
  • Explore Avila's unique historical legacy.
  • Discover Avila's old city, its cathedral and its Medieval walls. 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Castile and Leon
City: Avila
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 2hrs30mins-03hrs approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 to 12 People
Price from: 50.00€
 

Introduction

Avila, about a 60-minute drive from Madrid, has kept a unique historical legacy. Named a World Heritage Site in 1985, this Castilian city is still enclosed by its Medieval walls, 2.5km in length. The Old Town is the fine result of fruitful interaction between the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians.

Avila's old city, surrounded by imposing city walls comprising eight monumental gates, 88 watchtowers and more than 2500 turrets, is one of the best-preserved medieval bastions in Spain. In winter, when an icy wind whistles in off the plains, the old city huddles behind the high stone walls as if seeking protection from the harsh Castilian climate. At night, when the walls are illuminated to magical effect, you'll wonder if you've stumbled into a fairy tale. It's a deeply religious city that for centuries has drawn pilgrims to the cult of Santa Teresa de Ávila, with its many churches, convents and high-walled palaces. As such, Ávila is the essence of Castilla and the epitome of old Spain.

Its Medieval walls, 2.5km long, are punctuated by 88 turrets and 9 gates, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta de Alcázar being the most impressive of those guarding the Romanesque defensive rampart. You can walk along the entire perimeter of the city walls on the outer side. 

Ávila Cathedral:The apse of the Cathedral actually forms part of the walls, which reminds us of its defensive nature. The interior contains Romanesque sections, while the newer ones show a Gothic style. In fact, Ávila was among the first Castilian towns to use Gothic elements.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
AVILA

  • Upon arrival to Avila, your Private English-Speaking Official Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at a designated meeting point if you are not staying in a city centre hotel.
  • Today you will visit the city´s important monuments: San Vicente, The Medieval walls, The Cathedral & museum, the Basilica of San Vicente

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Included

  • English Speaking Official Guide for Avila tour
  • Entrance fees included when with guide
  •  (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  •  Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

Pick up

  • Designated meet point in the old quarter of Avilla (Details will be in voucher)
  • Meeting at hotels in city centre within walking distance to starting point.
  • Other locations on request.

Drop off

  •  In the old quarter after the walking tour

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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