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Welcome to the Ávila Oficial Turism website

ÁVILA is the town for heritage, history, art, gastronomy, festival, mysticism, culture and nature. ÁVILA is the mediaeval town of the three cultures, a World Heritage Site and a town on the Jewish Quarter Network. ÁVILA is a contemporary town that combines modernity, tourist quality, comfort and the avant-garde with accessible, social tourism.

Walls, houses, palaces, churches and convents make up the town's artistic heritage as a result of its rich history, which was protagonised by the cultures that lived here. History, art, music, traditions, gastronomy and nature come together to offer visitors an enriching stay in Ávila.

The image of the mediaeval town comes from its walls, which are much more than a mere symbol in Ávila; they are the monument that explains the town and how it is structured.

Ávila reached its maximum splendour in the 16th century as the town of mysticism and spirituality and its main example is Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada. If we follow the Teresian route, we will travel from the Gothic style to the Renaissance, from mannerism to Baroque through the life and works of our most universal saint.

Ávila is a place of festival and tradition. Most of its festivities and traditions come from religion, but they also have a pagan side. Strict religion is joined by other leisure activities that are based on the town's customs and traditions.
Visitors to Ávila should discover the town slowly. At different times of the day, the light changes and, as a result, so does the town's buildings. Routes can follow a theme or they can be random and, in one of the town's streets or plazas, visitors can enjoy discovering a building, a cornice, a window, a story, a legend, a bar or anything they can use as an excuse for returning.

From this window, which is open to the world, we invite you to discover a different town that will leave its mark on you.