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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These mediaeval walls are in a superb state of restoration. Quite phenomenal - and they can be climbed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since I saw the walls of Avila in photos I have wanted to see the real thing. I took the train to Avila and a taxi to the gate by the Cathedral. I purchased a ticket and simply walked. Be somewhat sure footed. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E817BHedwardm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the Canadian with only Quebec City experience ... the walls go on and on AND you can walk about half the length. Impressive vistas all round ... towards the country side and around the city. Q-Trip: Lunch first, long walk after. Verdugo was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed January 7, 2019

You don't have to climb up the steep stairs to the towers along the wall, but there are some other steep parts just on the lower wall path. Bring water and snacks. Lots of history and great views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aymez
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The Walls that frame the city of Avila are a great way to see the entire city and surrounding areas. The interpretive signs and audio guide help one better understand the history of this city. Takes one to two hours but is well worth it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PaulLuehrmann
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The walls represent a technical and architectural wonder. Their shape, their height, their thickness - all of them are awesome and it is wonderful that they were kept intact after many years. Walls are part of UNESCO heritage

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tufus92
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

We opted for the Avila and Segovia tour. Upon arriving at Avila the sheer size and length of these ancient walls was breathtaking. We were given the opportunity to climb to the top of a wall section. A memory to cherish. We also visited the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mateo0333
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The wall city of Avila, provides an intact example of the times when cities were fortified with walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ysaac1234
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We loved this fortified city in central spain about 100 kms.west of Madrid ,as it has been well preserved over times since eleventh century. It is said to have a 2500 m wall with 90 fortified towers and has a unique ambience and charm of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Saurabh S
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Avila's medieval walls are its most famous attraction and are fully intact around the whole old city. More than half their length is accessible for walking giving great views over the city centre and the surrounding area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 8, 2016|
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Response from JaneHarry4647 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a man with a pet goat so I assume you can.
April 3, 2016|
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Response from profearroyo | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited and divided into zones in Avila. There's parking outside and inside the walls. The maximum stay in the metered spots is 2 hours. If you read Spanish, you can look at the informative brochure with map on... More
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Walls of Constantinople and Theodosian Walls (12 Replies)
I am looking at some sites to see when I get to Istanbul, but on the map I have which is a Borch Map 5th edition year 2013, I see things like Constantine's Obelisk and Constantine's Column, but do not see the attraction listed below. tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293974-d2… However I see on the map Theosodian Walls which appear to be a bit of distance from where those other attractions are. My question is where are the Walls of Constantinople located or are they the same as the...More
December 31, 2013|
Response fromjordansbulls|
Thanks excellent!!! I had a feeling they were the same, just wanted to make sure.
Wildwood, Missouri
Walls of Theodosius (2 Replies)
We would like to walk a portion of the Walls of Theodosius - but will not have time to walk it all. Which sections do you recommend we walk, with best views and location and where are they located, and how to get there by public transportation. We'll be walking the walls in mid-May!!Thanks
April 21, 2013|
Response fromWulfanite1|
Thank you Enigma - does this location have a viewing platform that you climb up to?
Ekaterina K
Moscow, Russia
Visiting the Walls of the Old Town of Rhodes (11 Replies)
Good day! I`ll appreciate if anyone can help me. I`m starting to Rhodes September 25th, 2012 and I would like to visit the City Walls of the Old Town of Rhodes. I need to know the entrance days/hours of the place. Thanks in advance for your help.
September 13, 2012|
Response fromTrevor M|
You can view most of the walls from outside I think the walk on the top of the walls is no longer possible