Ávila, a World Heritage Site since 1985, is a living example of what a walled city was like in medieval Spain. Visitors can enter the fortress through any of the nine gateways interspersed along the Walls, in search of adventure, delving into the realms of history, literature, art …
Inside the walls, the cathedral, the churches, convents, monuments and the narrow, winding streets all play their part in making this Castilian city a place where history and the medieval lifestyle are still alive today.
Ávila and mysticism are unquestionably related. The city was the setting for the experiences of St Teresa de Jesús and St Juan de la Cruz. The force and intensity of their religious and literary work has made them the indisputable reference point of this city, something which is still the case today. Buildings, establishments, cultural events, and so on, all take refer to these two great writers with pride.
|[ CITY WALLS ]||[ CATHEDRAL ]||[ PALACES ]|
|[ PLACES RELATING TO SANTA TERESA DE JESÚS ]||[ THE TRACE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE ]|