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The Walls of Avila

Avila, 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Were just got back from a tour of Spain and Portugal. Avila was on of the stops. This is a beautiful picture perfect city. We could take pictures from everywhere. The views from the city and the city are just gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This can only be reviewed as superb. There are so few cities in the world with intact walls... anyone who complains about anything really has no idea what they are talking about. You can walk around them both outside and inside. You can walk on top of them for at least 50%. They can easily be viewed from specific places...... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a wonderful sight to see and I recommend it highly. If I had to choose between this and Segovia, I would choose Segovia; however, both are easily done together in the same day if you have a car. These walls are very nice and fun to explore. Access is easy but be prepared to do some serious walking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Entry fee was very reasonable and what an amazing piece of architecture. it is a must do when visiting Ávila especially when you consider that it is the only completely walled city in Europe and the largest completely illuminated monument in the world. Access is easy and the navigable parts of the walls are very easy underfoot. My mother who... More

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Granada, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although the walls are certainly impressive, and having lasted almost 900 years, they have been so well restored that they show very little sign of ageing or battle scars. This could be said of much of Ávila. Pristine on the outside, but explore inside buildings and the true age is apparent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

At first it was interesting and had a nice view but that it just went on for too long. Also the audio tour didn't work properly.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great day trip, but don't plan to spend more than a day. It is a small town. The big attraction is the complete wall surrounding the old city. The views were terrific and the history interesting. Only about half of the wall is open for tourists to meander, but it is quite enough. Just a note that... More

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Northland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We walked about half of the total distance around Avila on top of the wall and found it rewarding with interesting views of the town and surrounding areas. Lots of towers with steps so one needs to be steady on ones feet.

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malaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We loved the clean and restored walls and towers of theis delightful city. There is something to see at every bend. Very atmospheric.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Avila is about an hours drive from MAdrid. If you have some spare time on your hands and like old cities it probably worth going. The view from a distance is stunning, and very majestic to look at. The fortress wall looks like there has been alot of restoration work done to it. The cost of climbing the wall was... More

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