Avila is a UNESCO World Heritage city famous for the centuries-old city walls that surrounds the city. In fact, it’s widely considered the best preserved medieval walled city in the world! In its day, the wall served against the cold and the conquerors and today is one of the main attractions in Avila.
Unsurprisingly, walking the wall in one of the most popular things to do in Avila. You can access the wall via one of the many towers and explore at your leisure like a medieval knight! Keep time in mind as the wall is over two and a half kilometers long, but once you see the views from the top you’ll understand why it’s one of the most celebrated Avila attractions.
The city is also a treasure trove Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and lovers of religious art will find shortage of interesting things to see in Avila. One of the most important examples is the Basilica of San Vicente, located in the heart of the city. This basilica, aside from being one of the most famous places to visit in Avila, also houses the relics of St. Vincent and those of this two sisters. You’ll find the stunning Avila Cathedral only a few feet away.
Finally, you can end up your list of stuff to do in Avila with a visit to the Provincial Museum. Oh, and don’t forget to make time for lunch to enjoy one of Avila famously large and juicy steaks! For more on what to do in Avila, have a look at the recommendations from the minube community and find all the best Avila activities.