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  • Address: Plaza Mercado Chico, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain 05001, Spain

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Avila Plaza Mayor Tours

One of Avila’s most picturesque spots is its Plaza Mayor. Long one of the city’s central meeting points, the square’s formation dates back to around the 11th century when the city was growing. The square is more commonly known as the Plaza del Mercado Chico, or The Small Market Square — and is indeed home to a weekly fruit and vegetable market.

Also home to City Hall with its grand 19th-century façade, the expansive main square is noted for its portico-lined perimeter, along which you’ll find the storefronts of various shops and food establishments. Come here to snack on some tapas at one of the plaza’s restaurants, or to make a bakery stop to sample the city’s signature sweet, the yema de Ávila, an egg yolk-based sugar ball that tastes yummier than it sounds.

Practical Info

Given that the plaza is located within the city walls, it is best to park outside the walls and make your way inward. It is located not far from the main cathedral, which is also right near one of the city wall gates. Note that a produce market usually takes place here every Friday. Avila makes for a great day trip, and can even be visited along with Segovia.

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Avila and Segovia Tour from Madrid, Madrid, null

Avila and Segovia Tour from Madrid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Take a tour from Madrid and discover these two unique cities with outstanding monuments roman as the Aqueduct, gothic, etc which brings you a full vision of ...  Read more

Location: Ávila‎, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.07
Avila and Segovia Guided Tour with Lunch Upgrade, Madrid, Day Trips

Avila and Segovia Guided Tour with Lunch Upgrade

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Dive into the History of Spain, with this unique cultural and gastronomic tour. Enjoy a walking tour in the narrow streets of Avila, that, besides, is the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.25

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