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Important People

Important People Ten important people associated with Ávila or ten ilustrious personalities whose lives were marked by Ávila

I live without living in meand I look for such an exalted lifethat I am dying because I am not…
Born in León (which explains part of his name), his devotion to the study of the Jewish religion from an…
Born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, he wrote most of his works and carried out his secular activities in…
The figure of this Dominican monk is somewhat controversial, since he was Inquisitor General of the kingdoms of Castile and…
Castile, Castile for the high and illustriousLady, our Queen Isabella.   The Queen's association with Ávila and its province was…
"Speak, Sir, to this Father, plead with him and act in hisfavour in this matter, since, although a boy, I…
presbiter abulensis(That is how Tomás Luis de Victoria signed his compositions)   This great musical genius started his training as…
My admiration for Ávila turned into deep affection when Idelved into the hearts of my models, all of which were…
Ubi spiritus Domini, ibi autem libertas('Where the spirit of the Lord is found, there is freedom)(Words spoken by the apostle…
Although he was born in Cebreros (Ávila), his family lived in the town and he spent his childhood and youth…