From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip
- Duration: 9 hours
Known as 'The Town of Stones and Saints', Avila boasts more churches and cathedrals per square mile than anywhere else in Spain--that's no easy feat! Visit the many attractions of Avila by foot to take in the town's buzzing atmosphere. Here's where to start...
Start your tour of Avila with a visit to its primary tourism location, Avila Cathedral. It's a must-see -- the beautiful interior is breathtaking, and the cathedral is free to enter.
This extraordinary Roman Catholic basilica is one of the best things to see in Avila thanks to the arched wall that wraps around the facade. Located just off the Avenue de Madrid.
Ready for another sacred destination? This convent is the site of pilgrimages to Avila and is the best place to learn about the life of Saint Teresa, who was born at this site.
The ancient walls that surround and protect the city are its most famous historical feature. Walk around the walls for excellent sightseeing and photo opportunities.
This was once where visitors and pilgrims to Avila blessed themselves before entering the city sin-free. Now it's mostly used for photo opportunities, and is worth the short walk.
This sunny square is the perfect place to grab a coffee among locals and people-watch. Venture off the square for the best restaurants in the city.
This pretty, character-filled old part of town is perfect for an afternoon out of the sun by meandering through the shady streets. Join a walking tour to learn about the area's history.
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There are plenty of restaurants in Avila, covering everything from cheap eats to Michelin stars. Most are located within a mile radius of the cathedral, in the center of town, and on the main streets east and west of the Plaza Mayor.
The weather in Avila is typical of Spain, and enjoys a long hot summer. Try spring or early fall if you prefer cooler weather, but the city never gets unbearably busy, either way.
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The tour was very good, the guide I think her name was Ana, was very nice and knowledgeable she answered every question. The only thing was that another participant did not wanted to follow the group and was very disruptive but the guide kept her cool and handle the situation. The driver Paco was very nice too.
Excellent! Really good documentations of the guide and very helpful. The driver was great, on return everybody slept in the van! Instead of renting a car and do it on your own, this trip with tour guide is the best: taking all your worries so you dive in a part of Spanish History and culture. Thank you guys!
Our guide, Diego had so much knowledge that he shared with us. He also spoke in Spanish and English throughout the entire tour to accommodate everyone. It was great!
La guía Ana es muy muy buena y agradable, me disfruto la excursión. Hablo en inglés y español para tordos. Muy buen experiencia de verdad
It was a good trip if you have limited time and want to experience a little bit of the three different towns.