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Principal Monuments

Principal Monuments

Besides the archaeological evidence that suggests an original wall from the late-antiquity period (fifth century), set around a small area,…
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Ávila Cathedral stands as both church and fortress and its apse, known locally as the cimorro and set in the…
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Outside the walls, the Basilica of San Vicente was built in Caleno granite in a way that was greatly conditioned…
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The Dominican Monastery of Santo Tomás was built under the patronage of Hernando Núñez de Arnalte (treasurer of the Catholic…
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The church was built on the house in which Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born and is part of…
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The Monastery of La Encarnación was founded inside the town's walls in 1478, and as a Carmelite convent it was…
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This stately home was built in the 16th century in a Renaissance style as the residence of the Dean of…
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This church was built outside the walls in the mid-12th century opposite the Gate of El Peso de la Harina…
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This is the only centre of its kind in Europe and its aim is to introduce visitors to the phenomenon…
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This construction was built in Renaissance style around 1580 by the Alderman Pedro Ochoa Aguirre. In the 20th century, it…
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This Potter’s workshop was used until the 19th century for the industrial manufacture of ceramic pots; it was located insidethe…
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On the outskirts of the town, until it expanded eastwards at the end of the 19th century with the arrival…
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Residing over Plaza del Mercado Grande, its projection is similar to that of the Basilica of San Vicente. The monarchs…
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This church was built in the quarter of Ajates (a suburb of mediaeval origin in which the main trade was…
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Built outside the walls to the north of the walled enclosure, it is of Roman origin, as confirmed by the…
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Built outside the walls to the north of the town, it was consecrated in 1210 and is the last example…
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Situated on the banks of the River Adaja, this church was built in Caleno granite between 1130 and 1160. Before…
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This church stands in the suburb of the same name outside the walls, a mediaeval quarter inhabited by Christians and…
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This church has one single nave and is built on to the Franciscan convent of the same name. It was…
This monastery was built outside the walls in the suburb of Ajates in the 13th century. In the 15th century,…
Facing North, this construction stands on Calle Lope Núñez, a street that leads into the old town from the Gate…
Built in a Renaissance style in 1557, this building belonged to the Alderman Pedro Álvarez Serrano. Made in granite ashlar…
Thought to be by Francisco de Mora, it was built between 1590 and 1591 for use as a store for…
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Built against the inside of the east face of the walls, the episcopy is a rectangular room with two levels:…
This building is situated in the quarter of the town known as Las Vacas, a traditional quarter that has conserved…
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Founded in 1552, the main feature of this convent of the Order of St Clare is its renaissance ashlar-work front,…
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The Church of Santiago is of Romanesque origin although it was expanded and renovated in the 14th and 16th centuries.…
Located in Plaza de la Catedral, it is also known as the house of Gonzalo Dávila. Today, it conserves only…
Built by Alderman Don Juan de Henao and later owned by the Marquis of Benavites.   The original palace probably…
Built in Plaza de la Catedral, its construction reflects various styles and dates from the end of the 15th-beginning of…
This church stands opposite the south side of the Church of San Pedro and no explanation has been found for…
Built in the mid-16th century on to the exterior of the east side of the walls, between turrets numbers 3…
Built on to the interior of the walls next to what is known today as the Gate of El Carmen…
The River Adaja flows past the walled town to the West. A beautiful bridge was built over the River and…
Built in late Romanesque style at the end of the 12th century, this church stands outside the walls opposite the…
As the main building in Plaza del Mercado Chico, the Town Hall's past is part of this public area. The…
Today occupied by the community of the Sisters of Mary, it was built in granite masonry work in the 16th…
Work on the original Cistercian construction ended around 1350. Important refurbishment work took place during the second half of the…
This church stands on the southern edge of the Amblés Valley and offers an excellent view of the town and…
The Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves stands in Calle de Reyes Católicos, formerly known as Andrín. It was…
This building dates back to 1623 with the acquisition by the Archbishop Diego de Guzmán of mediaeval buildings that had…
The plaza of the same name is home to an original building made up of the Hospital of La Anunciación…
Built inside the walls on the southern face, its construction was ordered by Blasco Núñez Vela, first Viceroy of Peru,…
This complex is made up of the Palace of Contreras, or Polentinos, as the main construction and a number of…
future centre of the Prado Museum in Ávila
The construction of this building was ordered in the 16th century by Miguel del Águila. Built in granite masonry and…
The walls had an interior second line of defence made up of the palaces and mansions inhabited by the nobles…
Dating from the beginning of the 16th century, the construction of this palace was ordered by the Mújica lineage. It…
Alonso de Cepeda sent his daughter Teresa to this convent against her wishes in 1531 to help her mature and…
Besides the archaeological evidence that suggests an original wall from the late-antiquity period (fifth century), set around a small area,…
This church is of Romanesque origin and was completely refurbished in Gothic style with unquestionable Renaissance influences at the beginning…
Built in the mid-12th century, it is the only Romanesque church that has been conserved inside the walls. Constructed in…
The Shrine of El Humilladero is situated opposite the gate of San Vicente on the east side of the Walls,…
Hebrew Avila Ávila Jewish presence dates back to the early settlers of the XI century, in coexistence with Christians and…