Las Murallas de Ávila

Las Murallas de Ávila, Avila

Las Murallas de Ávila
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moraira
UK854 contributions
The walls lived up to our expectations. The city walls have been fully restored, and the rampart walk , for which you pay 5€ , enables you to walk more than half way round the city at this high level.

Allow at least three or four hours of fairly energetic walking, to fully explore the walls.

The cathedral cuts into the wall, as does the bishop's palace. So you have to descend to street level, and climb back up on the other side of the obstruction

Most of the guard towers are open, it is up to you as to how many you want to get to - each has a short climb to access.
Written July 19, 2021
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania380 contributions
Solo
I really enjoyed this, as an American we just dont have stuff like this. You go up a decent flight of stairs at the entry to the city, walk half a mile or so on the walls, with about half of the towers open for viewing, with small additional climbs up steep staircases.

A popular guidebook chuffs at this as a less-interesting attraction, but at the end of the day, a week later, this is the one thing I really remember about Avila. So just do it.
Written May 28, 2022
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Sarah
Geneva, Switzerland148 contributions
Solo
The walls are so well maintained and preserved like I have rarely seen elsewhere.
The total length of the walls is 2.5 km, but only two parts are accessible, through separate entry points. The main one is near the Cathedral.
The entrance fee is 5 EUR (and gives access to both accessible parts) and includes an audioguide through the QR code on the ticket.
You need some comfortable shoes to walk (there are steps too) and some good shape - but the path itself is quite large.
The view of the town and the surroundings from the walls is simply great.
Certainly not to be missed if you are in Avila.
Written June 5, 2022
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Bobby Fisher
New York City, NY6 contributions
we were in Avila with a combined city tour of Segovia. Avila is small except the walls which surrounds the city around. For just 5 euros you can buy the ticket and walk on the ramparts. Remember to climb the walls from the CASA DE CARNICERIA gate because the walk from there is longer and you can see all sides of the city. Its somewhat like Dubrovnik if you have been there but less touristy.
Written March 4, 2020
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digbyl177
Saintes, France318 contributions
The walls surround the old city. You can walk around the outside or take the tourist train which takes you around most. You can walk along the top of the walls by entering by the gate by the cathedral. Take advice from the tourist centre as the entrance wasn't obvious to us. The walls offer a great views of both inside and outside the city. We were really lucky as we got the watch a party preparing for a wedding. The guests left the hotel within the walls and walked to the church of San Vincente, we then watched as the bride and her father travelled by Rolls Royce. Lovely to see and share such a wonderful moment. Could be worth a visit at 13.00 on a summer Saturday.
Written June 25, 2022
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ClunkNebbermorth
Cardiff, UK417 contributions
Charming town with amazing wall. There is an extensive walk around the top of the wall, but the best views of the wall itself are outside the city on the northern side. An interesting stop-over for a couple of hours on the way from Toledo to Salamanca.
Written October 18, 2021
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beachbuddy10
Bridport, UK1,570 contributions
Couples
We paid at a little kiosk, which gave us access to a 300m stretch of walls. You then exit and me walk to the next bit, show your ticket and climb to the next 1300m section. Worth it for the views over the city and across the plains.
Written November 21, 2021
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majeo
Miami, FL2,841 contributions
Family
We stopped here on our drive from Madrid to Segovia.
Avila still holding to it's medieval style
It looks good from outside as well from inside.
My wife couldn't walk a lot, so I was able to drive the rental inside the city narrow streets and take photos.
C U AROUND
Written April 8, 2022
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BRDchelseafans
St. George, UT258 contributions
Couples
The old city walls are in very good shape and you can go to the top in various sections where you have great views. City gates are also in amazing condition. The old town has lots of cafes and shops, and is a lovely way to spend a day. We visited in a tour that combined Avila with Segovia, a full day between the two.
Written February 23, 2020
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annminky
United States1,483 contributions
Friends
The massive walls can be viewed from afar.what a sight to see when in Avila. Pilgrims come here because os St Teresa of Avila. The castle is partly opened for travelers to climb up and view the impressive land below. Just be careful climbing up because the steps are small and narrow. Worth the visit when coming to this place.
Written January 23, 2022
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