November 19, 2017  
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Avila Day Tour


Tour Highlights


100 Kilometers from Madrid and over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains the medieval walled City of Avila sits imposingly on top of a rocky hill. Avila offer the visitor some outstanding examples of Spanish medieval architecture, such as the awe inspiring two and a half kilometres city wall, an intriguing history and is famous for being the birthplace in 1515 of Saint Teresa.

Avila

Convent of Santa Teresa

City Walls

Bascilia de San Vicente

Cathedral

Convent of  La Encarnación


Tour Information

Duration Time: 8 hours
Type of tour: Private Tour
Departure Time: Daily. Flexible start times
Departure Point: Hotel or Airport
Group Size: Small & Large Groups
Available Tour Languages: English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese & Russian


Optional

  • Entrance Ticket into Museums
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Group Discounts


Full Tour Description

Pass through the magnificent Puerta de Alcazar and discover the ancient city of Avila with its spectacular two and a half kilometres city wall, lined with 88 watch towers and 2,500 turrets. Once inside this walled city it almost feels that time has stood still, history pores from every corner with its Gothic and Romanesque Churches, Cathedrals and Convents.

The tour starts with a walk along the 12th century city walls, followed by a visit to the 12th century Gothic Cathedral built into the cities walls, inside you will find the magnificent alter painting depicting the life of Jesus by Pedro Berruguete considered by many to be one of the finest examples of medieval art in Europe. Next you make your way to the Convent of Saint Teresa built on the site where she was born and nearby are several museums displaying items that belonged to her and tells the story of her life followed by a tour of the 11th century Romanesque Bascilia de San Vicente.


To Book Tour

To book this tour contact our office at info@madridtoursandtravel.com providing details of your party, the tour of your choice and the dates you would like to travel on. We will send you a Tour Programme with the prices and your itinerary you can then use this to make your booking and payment online.


  

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