Within Castilla y León we find cities as beautiful as Burgos with its majestic Cathedral or Segovia with its impressive aqueduct. This time we will highlight the essential to see if we decide to visit Avila.

As with the Camino de Santiago, the rise of the city was in the sixteenth century. It became an important pilgrimage destination because of the alleged appearance of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

What to see?

This city cannot be left behind in this autonomous community, and much less being the highest in Spain. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, Avila is not only known for the altitude at which it is located. The city stands out notably for the medieval walls that delimit the historic center of the same. Once we have entered its walls it will seem as if we have gone back in time. We will find Renaissance palaces, Romanesque churches and even many medieval elements. Discover below what you can’t miss if you visit Ávila.

The wall of Segovia

The Wall

It is the hallmark of the city. It has a total perimeter of 2516 meters being practically rectangular in shape. Its structure is kept as complete as for the one of Segovia. If you have time it is advisable to visit it to be able to appreciate the details that it hides, in addition it is possible to go up and see it for an economic price.

Catheral of Segovia

The Cathedral

Considered the first Gothic cathedral in Spain, it was declared a National Monument and World Heritage Site. It is centrally located, attached to the wall. As a curious fact we will say that it still remains unfinished and is walled in brick to prevent deterioration.

the Palace of the Mújica