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Ávila (Spain), the walled city

Dec 17, 2019

Avila city walls in SpainOn the banks of the river Adaja and at an altitude of 1,128 meters above sea level we find the city of Avila. It is the capital of the province and belongs to the autonomous community of Castilla y León. It is located 110 kilometers from Madrid and 62 from Segovia. The city is characterized by its Medieval wall that surrounds the city.

The Avila capital does not have a high demographic density, having a population that round the 60,000 inhabitants.

To emphasize in its gastronomy, the veal, the T-Bone steak, the piglet, the beans of the boat, the yolks of Saint Teresa and the wines of Cebreros and the shiver. Many locals come exclusively on weekends to taste the typical dishes of the area.

The weather is very cold in winter with temperatures below-10 º with the possibility of snowy and mild in the summer season.

During the month of October are celebrated the patron Saint Teresa festivities in which include bullfights, musical concerts, parades of giants and big heads, chocolate with churros and religious acts.

Outstanding museums and monuments in Ávila

• The walls of Avila: Romanesque style surround the old town, with a perimeter of 2,536 meters.

• Cathedral of Ávila: mixture of Gothic and Romanesque style was built between the 11th and 14th centuries.

• Convent of Santo Tomás: Gothic style was the residence of the Catholic monarchs.

Google map of Ávila

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