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Reviewed yesterday

The wall city of Avila, provides an intact example of the times when cities were fortified with walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ysaac1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this fortified city in central spain about 100 kms.west of Madrid ,as it has been well preserved over times since eleventh century. It is said to have a 2500 m wall with 90 fortified towers and has a unique ambience and charm of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Saurabh S
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LeatherheadTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting258558
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marcobattaglini
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mactravel53
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 29 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bootrav
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael B
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I saw a man with a pet goat so I assume you can.
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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
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