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The Walls of Avila

Calle de Tomas Luis de Victoria, 6, Avila, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Avila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Educational Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The walls of Avila are some of the best maintained and intact walls I have seen in all of Europe. Pay the little bit of money and go up and walk around. You get great views of the city and of the Cathedral.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The walls are one of the greatest sights you will ever see . 8 gates and 88 towers maintained at such a high level that what you see is what a citizen of Avila would have seen in say, 1075 .I didn't have the time but you can walk 1 km on top of the 2.5 km walls. Avila has... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Avila is well worth a visit if you have a few days in Madrid. Staying over night or at least staying until after dark is well worth it as the walls are beautifully illuminated. It is not completely obvious but you can walk most of the walls just in sections. You pay wherever you are first but can then walk... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

the walls are in two sections that can be visited. there is a short section you climbe from the eastern entrance gate left of the cathedral. you can buy tickets there, but it is easier to take the main section which is entered via the visitors cente by the eastern entrance gate right of the cathedral. the main section is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When you see a walled city like Avila, you realize just how immediately dangerous the people of the time believed theirs world to be. Marvelously preserved or restored.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Avilla is a very interesting city 100km west of Madrid. I strongly recommend if you are interesting to see how the city back to middle Ages. The condition of the wall is amazing!! To me, looks like brand new!! You can walk around the walls, so you can see the old city (inside) and the new part of the city... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Definetely, the #1 attraction in Avila. You can walk over them and explore the city from the top. To take pictures, go to Calle Ronda Vieja or to the Four Posts.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Take the tuk-tuk trip around the town and walls - well worth it. Then you can go back and see what you liked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped off for an hour during a coach trip to Salamanca, amazing view from a distance when approaching the walled town. The walls have obviously been heavily repaired and maintained which some purists will not like but for me the historical walls and town were brilliant, wish we had more time to explore more and enjoy a relaxed meal. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

They circle the entire city of Avila. Most impressive of all is the front gate. By hemming in the old city, you really get the feeling of what is was like to have lived in a middle age walled in city.

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