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Avila Plaza Mayor Tours

Avila Plaza Mayor
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.

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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.
Address: Plaza Mercado Chico, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain 05001, Spain
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Avila and Segovia Guided Tour with Lunch Upgrade

Maximize you time in Madrid by visiting the UNESCO-listed wonders of nearby Avila and Segovia on this 9-hour tour including tapa or lunch. Following a scenic drive in an air-conditioned coach, you’ll embark on a walking tour of Avila: tick off top attractions including the medieval Walls of Avila, Avila Plaza Mayor, and Avila Cathedral. In Segovia, opt to enjoy tapa. or a standard or gourmet lunch option before exploring the narrow streets and discovering Gothic Segovia Cathedral on a walking tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Madrid are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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