Ávila, much more than its wall

This article was published on 28/09/2018 at 8:00

Ávila is one of the cities with the greatest historical and monumental wealth in Spain. It is a medieval city considered World Heritage by UNESCO and integrated into the Network of Jewish Quarters.

The wall is one of the outstanding buildings of this city. Its 2,500 meters and its 90 towers form what can be presumed to be the oldest walled enclosure in Spain. The Cathedral of Ávila, also known as the Cathedral of San Salvador, is another of its highlights, its apse is one of the cubes of the wall.

The convent and Museum of Santa Teresa de Jesús is a mandatory stop for all visits to Ávila, this church was built on the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesús (also known as Santa Teresa de Ávila), founder of the Discalced Carmelite Order.
Fall in love with the essence of Ávila walking through its streets, you will find: many palaces, such as the Palacio de los Velada or the Palacio de Valderrábanos; religious buildings such as the Basilica of San Vicente or the Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás and of course, the town hall and the Plaza del Mercado Chico.

As is traditional in the interior cities, gastronomy is one of the cornerstones. The options range from the traditional suckling pig or the veal steak to spoon dishes such as the Beans of the Boat or the Cocido morañego which can be great allies in the cold season. If we talk about sweet, the Yemas de Santa Teresa are the greatest representative of the cuisine of Avila.

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