Walls of Avila Tours

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A popular day trip from Madrid, the ancient Walls of Avila are the remnants of the medieval bastion surrounding the provincial capital of Avila. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed walls are renowned as one of Europe’s finest examples of a medieval wall, impressively preserved and stretching for 2.5 km.

Dating back to 1090, the Walls of Avila took almost 600 years to complete and feature 88 towers and 6 gates along their length. Towering 12 meters high, the walls are an imposing sight and walking along the top is a popular pastime for visitors, providing expansive views over the city. Only around half of the walls circumference is walkable from the top, but exploring the city periphery from the ground is still a fascinating stroll, taking in the elaborately carved stone gateways.

Inside the walls, the hilltop city of Avila is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and as the birthplace of mystic Saint Teresa of Jesus has become an important pilgrimage site. The 12th-century Gothic Cathedral, the Romanesque Bascilia de San Vicente and the Convent of Saint Teresa are also key attractions, all easily to find inside the walls.
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Address: Avila, Spain
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Hours: Mar 29 - Oct 27: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm; Oct 28 - Mar 28: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Open Mondays June-Aug
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Admission: General 5 EUR, Student/Child 3.5 EUR
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Private Tour to Avila and Salamanca from Madrid

Visit the cities of Salamanca and Avila on a private, full-day tour from Madrid for up to 8 people, with a flexible combination of guided tours and independent time to explore. Boasting historic ramparts, distinctive architecture, and one of Europe’s oldest universities, both cities are designated UNESCO World Heritage Centres, and you’ll see the highlights on hour-long guided tours of each destination. This full-day Salamanca and Avila tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Madrid and entrance fees, with the personal experience of a private guide.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$81.00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$81.00

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