16TH CENTURY PALACE
his 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).