Choosing the town of Ávila for any type of professional event is tantamount to choosing a place that is unique and exceptional.
The town is loyal to its past and its designation by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site endorses the deserved acknowledgement of its heritage.
Its monuments, light, location and quality of life maintain Ávila's position as an exceptional place in the 21st-century thanks to the character of its people, who have known better than many how to protect their traditions and turn their town into a unique place.
Ávila also has many options for thematic routes: the Walls, the Ávila Romanesque Route, the St Teresa Route, the Palace Route, and the Tapas Route... Together with the opportunity to combine culture, shopping and gastronomy. There is also a wide selection of leisure, tourist and cultural activities.
The Ávila Convention Bureau depends on the Town Hall of Ávila and brings together all the companies in the town that work in events sector.
Ávila is an ideal place for combining culture with any kind of event in a town where past meets present.
Ávila is a living town, constantly evolving and developing and its beautiful monuments and rich history have something to offer all its visitors. It has modern hotels full of charm and history with an impeccable service and it also has a number of select restaurants where work can be turned into pleasure.
Everything is there to make work more enjoyable.
Its strategic location and recent improvements to connections have made it a privileged, accessible town and its proximity is strengthened by its small size, which means fluent traffic.
The purpose of the ÁVILA CONVENTION BUREAU is to promote the town as a centre for exhibitions, congresses, conventions and incentive trips. It also works to increase the use and development of the town's tourist infrastructures and the specific services that are related to said activities.
The production and distribution of the publications that are considered appropriate for providing information about specific tourist infrastructures and specialised services companies.
Personal consultancy service for the organisation of congresses, conventions and incentive trips to Ávila, the use of the services that are available and the necessary professionals and businesses.
Coordination between the Town Hall of Ávila and other public and private institutions to provide organisers with all these services.
Provision of plans, tourist brochures and other publications for those attending the meetings.
All through the production and distribution of quality publications in seven languages specifically designed for the sector.
Avila Convention Bureau
Palacio de los Verdugo
Calle Lope Núñez, 4
Teléfono: +34 920 354000
Ávila is located in the centre of the peninsula, just over one hour from Madrid and from cities such as Salamanca, Valladolid and Segovia.
The town is connected to Spain's capital by the AP 51 toll motorway and railway lines with trains running more or less every hour from Madrid's Chamartín station.
Madrid-Barajas Airport is just over one hour from the town, as is the airport of Villanubla in Valladolid.
Options include travelling to Madrid by plane, hiring a car at the airport, driving to Ávila (just over one hour) and returning the car at one of the car hire agencies.
1.-MUNICIPAL EXHIBITION AND CONGRESS CENTRE
Various professional events take place in Ávila each year.
Ávila's Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Centre was opened as a venue for leading national and international business events and congresses and it has helped consolidate Ávila as one of the main congress venues in Spain.
Its strategic location near the town centre and opposite the Walls means it can be reached easily on foot from the town's main hotels, making congress logistics an easy task.
Despite its spectacular auditoriums and facilities, it offers an unbeatable price-quality ratio in the congress centre segment.
The Exhibition and Congress Centre is publicly owned and its main purpose is the organisation of congresses, conventions, one-day events and scientific, cultural, political, religious, technical and other kinds of meetings; it is also equipped with the technology required for their success.
The building's main specifications take into consideration its relationship with the walled enclosure of Ávila and the public access area faces the Walls.
It has a hall of great height with an area of 2000 m² for various types of exhibitions.
This modern space includes an auditorium for 1390 people, a hall for 440 spectators and several additional conference halls. Ávila also has exceptional monumental centres for events: rooms in the Walls themselves, buildings that date from the 11th century, monasteries such as the Auditorium of San Francisco, palaces from the 16th century, traditional country estates and a wide selection of hotels in historical buildings with everything you need to organise any type of professional event.
The Ávila Convention Bureau belongs to other national associations that help position and promote our town as a centre for congresses, conventions and incentives. The most important include the following:
SCB: non-profit association of cities and provinces that was created in 1984 as part of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP). It is currently attached to the General Department of Legal Services and Territorial Coordination.
Today, the association is made up of 55 venues with sufficient human and technical resources for organising meetings and events for a minimum number of 500 people.
MEETINGS IN SEFARAD is the alliance created by the Convention Bureaus of Toledo, Córdoba and Gerona for the joint promotion of Congress tourism, based on the exceptional Jewish historical-artistic heritage of said cities to encourage the organisation of corporate events and conferences. The alliance was later joined by the cities of Ávila, Cáceres and Segovia, with the backing of the Jewish Quarter Network of Spain.
Avenida de Madrid, 102
05001 Ávila (Spain)
Telephone: +34 920 27 08 38
Commercial Department: +34 608 38 04 73
2.- Special centres
AUDITORIUM OF SAN FRANCISCO
Former convent of San Francisco, the building has been refurbished to keep its original architecture and become a unique venue for events. It has a capacity for 320 people in the plenary hall and another 100 in the octagonal hall. It also has other large exhibition areas.
Contact: Department of Culture, Town Hall of Ávila
Telephone: +34 920 3540 00 ext 191-192
Former Bishop's Palace and civil building in Romanesque architecture. Located next to the cathedral in the historical centre of the mediaeval town.
It has an exhibition hall and another hall for conferences and small business meetings with a capacity for 150 people.
Contact: Department of Culture, Town Hall of Ávila
Telephone: +34 920 354 000 ext. 191-192
Palace of Los Serrano
The Palace of Los Serrano has consolidated its position as the main cultural centre in Ávila. The Cultural Space of Caja de Ávila is not only an example of the refurbishment of historical buildings, but also a living centre used for training, art and leisure in a wide variety of fields and areas of interest.
The Palace of Los Serrano is both meeting point and venue for assemblies, conferences, congresses, book presentations and prize-giving ceremonies.
Plaza de Italia 1, 05001 Ávila
Telephone: +34 920 212 223
ROYAL MONASTERY OF SANTA ANA
This beautiful auditorium is situated in the former church of the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Ana, which is currently used as the office building for the Territorial Delegation of the Regional Government (Junta de Castilla y León). Situated in Ávila's financial centre.
Plaza de Santa Ana, 1, 05001 Ávila
Telephone: +34 920 355 102
Chamber of Commerce of Ávila
Located in the former Palace of Alderman Navarro, which dates from the 16th century, this imposing building has halls with a capacity for 120 people. Situated in the town centre.
Calle de Eduardo Marquina, 6 05001 Ávila
Telephone: +34 920 257 783
PEDROSILLO COUNTRY ESTATE
Discover a place in which nature, peace and quiet live together in perfect harmony. A place designed for the senses and for the heart.
Enjoy an exclusive, innovative and light-filled venue where visitors can take a stroll around the gardens and be seduced by the magic of water and the exceptional natural landscapes.
The estate has various spaces with a capacity for 500 people.
Carretera Nacional 403. Avila-Valladolid km 144,100
Telephone: +34 696 580 108
EL MONTECILLO COUNTRY ESTATE
El Montecillo Country Estate covers an area of 100 ha and is set in the north of the province of Ávila. It is an ideal venue for corporate and one-day events as incentives, leisure and multi-adventure.
It has a marquee with a capacity for 400 people.
Fivasa, 3 (esquina Paseo de San Roque) - 05003 ÁVILA
Telephone: +34 920 224 020
Ávila and its surrounding area offer high-quality hotels that knowingly combine comfort and quality with a service that is highly professional and attentive.
The town and its immediate surroundings offer a selection of hotels led by emblematic establishments and an outstanding number of hotels overflowing with charm.
Hotels with meeting halls
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More information at:
Auditorium Fundación Cultural Santa Teresa (St Teresa Cultural Foundation)
Auditorium Politécnica Superior de Ávila (Higher Polytechnic of Ávila)
Auditorium Escuela de Policía (Police Academy)
Auditorium of Caja de Ávila
Auditorium of Caja Duero
Theatre Caja de Ávila