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Calle Tomas Luis de Victoria 6, 05001 Avila, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank LeatherheadTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walls are one of the most interesting parts of visiting Avila. It's fascinating to see how the city would have looked in the distant past.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing the top of the walls of such an ancient city was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed this memory making feat that is still standing today. I wish the entrance fee gave you access to the entire wall. There was a seperate entrance for the balance...More

Thank GlobeTrotting258558
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Avila make sure to visit its fantastic wall both on the inside (tickets are needed; kids are free) and on the outside (stroll along the park on its north side). Good option after lunch.

Thank marcobattaglini
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival you are stunned even from the outside. Beatifully maintained and 100% intact. It costs to walk the walls on top and you can either opt for half way round or the full circle, but honestly, other than some great views over the Plaza...More

Thank Mactravel53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walls are huge and surround the whole town. They look like something out of a movie yet they are real. Unlike most walled cities they were not knocked down over the centuries. They even let you go walk the top. You can fell the...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you are fit exciting to walk in histories foot prints BUT hard and tiring if you have any health problems Narrow steep stone ( uneven) stairs take you up and down these amazing walls with their watch towers and gateways A must...More

Thank Bootrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited many walled cities but these are 100% intact and the most beautiful of any. You can walk about 70 % and wall back up hills through residential neighborhoods.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walled medieval city is bigger than any i have seen and it is in really good condition. We were fortunate to get an overcast day so the walk around town and climbing the stairs to the walls wasn't too bad. Be prepared for the...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Walls of Ávila where completed between the 11th and 14th centuries, and are the cities main historic/tourist feature. These fortifications are the most complete and impressive in all of Spain. The walls and the ancient town are a UNESCO site for good reason as...More

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Response from JaneHarry4647 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a man with a pet goat so I assume you can.
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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