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Ávila

Official recognition

  • 1982. Historical Site by the Spanish State.
  • 1985. World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

City titles

  • Ávila del Rey, defense and protection of the future Alfonso VII.
  • Ávila of the Loyalists, the city did the same with Alfonso VIII.

These typical and topical

  • highest city in Spain.
  • Land of saints and songs.
  • City where silence is heard.

The wall

  • Romanesque style (XII century)
  • Preserved Roman remains:
    - funeral, Prisciliano garden.
    - gate towers San Vicente.
  • Dimensions and data:
    - Perimeter: 2537 meters.
    - Torreones: 87.
    - Doors: 9.
  • Canvas East: San Vicente, weight Flour, Alcázar.
  • South Canvas: Trail, Santa, Malaventura.
  • Canvas West: Adaja.
  • North canvas: Carmen Mariscal.
  • Visitables two sections

Dimensions and data:

  • Perimeter: 2537 meters.
  • Doors: 9.
  • Canvas East: San Vicente, weight Flour, Alcázar.
  • South Canvas: Trail, Santa, Malaventura.
  • Canvas West: Adaja.
  • North canvas: Carmen Mariscal.
  • Visitables two sections.

The most interesting Muralla

  • Military Doors: San Vicente and Alcázar.
  • The Cimorro: union of the head of the Cathedral with the Wall.
  • Las Canteras: South canvas area Malaventura door.

  • Torre del Homenaje: Alcázar only remaining preserved.

  • Bulrush del Carmen Norte canvas.
  • This canvas: are visible signs of Colonization of the Wall by the City: St. Martin Hospital (Casa del Caballo), Butcher shops and Chapel San Segundo.
  • Overview: the Four Poles.
  • * Advised, walking around. St. Teresa of Jesus, the most universal abulense

Santa Teresa de Jesus

  • He was born in Avila in 1515.
  • He joined in 1535 at the Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation.
  • Writer: - Book of Life. - Way of Perfection. - Interior Castle or The Mansions.
  • Reformative Carmelita, she founded 17 convents of nuns, living in poverty, austerity and closing
  • Mysticism, who has had the experience of uniting his soul to God
  • Teacher of prayer.
  • Sanctified in 1614.
  • Doctor of the Church since 1970.

Convent of the Holy

  • partially lifted on which he had been birthplace of Teresa
  • Discalced Carmelites, reformed by John of the Cross.
  • Baroque Style XVII century.

Points of interest

  • natal chapel, built on the bedroom of the family.
  • Sculptures by Gregorio Fernández: - Christ tied to the column. - Teresa kneeling in the birth room. - John of the Cross. - Altarpiece (work shop). - Virgen del Carmen (work shop).
  • Relics room in annex building.
  • Teresian Museum, under the Church.

Convent of the Incarnation. XVI-XVIII

  • Santa Teresa spent 30 years of his life.
  • Here they were succeeded by his main mystical experiences:
  • Trasverberación (union with the suffering of Christ through prayer)
  • Spiritual Mystic marriage.
Points of interest
  • Trasverberación Chapel.
  • Church choir.
  • Museum, occupying part of the closure of the convent: the image of St. Joseph and Christ of Saint John.
  • Goal and call centers, time Teresa of Jesus.

Convent of San José XVI-XVIII

  • First foundation of Teresa, on August 24, 1562.
  • Teresa bought the houses for the convent (s closure, not visitable) are still preserved.
Points of interest

  • St. Paul´s Chapel, founded by Francisco de Salcedo, whom Teresa called "holy knight".
  • Church of San Jose with chapels family and sponsors. Herreriano style.
  • Museum with Mother Teresa objects, works of art and a relic, collarbone Teresa of Jesus.

Cathedral of Avila XII-XVI Centuries

  • First Gothic cathedral in Spain.
  • Cathedral strength:
  • Header - Cimorro.
  • West Tower entrance.
  • Home of the Apostles.
  • Baptismal Gothic pile.
  • Altar of the Kings in the choir.
  • Choir with walnut choir stalls.
  • Altars Cruise.
  • Rejería pulpits.
  • Chapel and windows.
  • Altarpiece, with paintings by Berruguete, Santa Cruz and Burgundy.
  • Girola with stone Tailpiece.
  • Sepulcher of El Tostado, alabaster.

Other Dependencies and Cathedral Museum

  • Sacristy of the beneficiaries, with vault and Gothic altarpiece.
  • Chapel of St. Barnabas, former Chapterhouse. Altarpiece of San Barnabas and sculptures of the Passion.
  • Library-Capilla del Cardenal:
    - Custody of Juan de Arfe.
    - Sculpture and Religious painting.
    - Braided meshes and glass doors.
  • New room Chapterhouse:
    - liturgical vestments
  • Hymnals.
  • Gothic cloister. Claudio Sanchez Albornoz tombs and Adolfo Suárez.
  • Chapel of San Segundo.

Basilica of San Vicente Centuries XII-XIV

  • Located on the place of martyrdom of Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta brothers, happened in 307.
  • Best example of transition from Romanesque to the Gothic style.
Points of interest
  • Home of the Apostles.
  • polychromatic tomb of the martyrs narrating his story.
  • Soterraña crypt.
  • Sepulcher of San Pedro del Barco.
  • Polychrome Virgin.
  • Sculptures of the Martyrs.
  • North door with sculptures.
  • Granite portico.

Church of San Pedro Centuries XII-XIV

  • Romanesque style with Cistercian rose window.
  • Header with capitals and remains of Romanesque and Gothic polychrome.
  • Altarpiece in Baroque style.
  • Twills, canvas painting, Berruguete.

Plaza de Santa Teresa "Big Market"

  • Scenario "Farce of Ávila" dethronement of Enrique IV, 1465.
  • Here it was held from Auto Fe Holy Child of La Guardia, 1491.
  • Market space.
  • There was a pillory in the square.

Convent of Santo Tomas fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

  • Gothic Renaissance style.
  • Founded by the Catholic Monarchs.
  • The complex included a palace and was University until the nineteenth century.
Points of interest
  • Cover and facade.
  • Altarpiece of Berruguete.
  • Tomb of Prince Juan, son of Ferdinand and Isabella (by Domenico Fancelli).
  • Choir stalls, Gothic.
  • Three Cloisters: Novitiate, del Silencio and Reyes.
  • Museum of Oriental Art.
  • Museum of stuffed animals.

small jewelry

Intramuros

  • San Juan Bautista: - baptismal font of St. Teresa.
  • Plaza Mayor, "Mercado Chico".
  • Ermita de San Esteban, Romanesque.
  • Ruby Mosén Chapel, Gothic.

Extramural

  • San Andres, Romanesque.
  • San Martin Mudejar tower.
  • Sta. Maria de la Cabeza, Moorish.
  • San Segundo, Romanesque. San Segundo tomb of Juan de Juni.
  • San Nicolas, Romanesque.
  • Church of Santiago. Gothic.
  • Convent of Augustines de Gracia.
  • Magdalena Romanesque.

Civil architecture. Palacios

1. Intramuros

  • Palacio de los Dávila. No visit. Centuries XIII to XVI.
  • Guzmanes the tower. Visit.
  • Superunda Palace, current Caprotti Museum. Century XVI.
  • Almarza Palace, XVI. No visit.
  • Polentinos Palace, XVI. Visit.
  • Palace of the Verdugo. Visit.
  • Palace of the Eagle.
  • Palacio de los Velada. Hotel.
  • Palacio Valderrabanos. Hotel.
  • Benavites palace. Parador Nacional.

2. Outside the Walls

  • Palacio de los Serrano. Visit.
  • Palacio de los Deanes. Museum.
Provincial Museum:
  • Antigua Casa de los Deanes.
  • Collection of Art and Popular Traditions of Marqués de Benavites.
  • provincial archeology, with prominent remains of the vetona culture.
Church of Santo Tomé:

  • visitable museum store, conceived as lapidary.
  • Collection of boars.
  • Roman mosaic.
  • funerary remains of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian culture.

  • epigraphic inscriptions.

Church of San Ignacio

  • Ancient noble palace.
  • current seat of the Bishopric Avila.

What I can do?

  • Strolling through the old town.
  • Tapas bars and restaurants ... must try our wine bar / restaurant La Bruja
  • Enjoy a terrace.
  • Taste our food:
    - Potatoes Revolconas.
    - Beans from Barco.
    - Carnes de Ávila.
    - Chuletón de Ávila
    -Yolks Santa Teresa
  • Tradition wine, Garnacha de Gredos and especially underway O.D. Cebreros ...

essential dates

  • Winter, dry and sunny cold. Sometimes, nevada city.
  • Spring, Easter, storks, swifts.
  • Summer, June: Avila on tapas. August: Craft Fair. September: Medieval Market, Circus and Ávila Mágica
  • Fall, October: Festival of the Holy (Fireworks wall)
Hotel Las Leyendas in Avila

Comfort and tranquility in Avila.

C / Francisco Gallego, 3. 5002 - Avila

hotel@lasleyendas.es

Phone: +34 920 352 042 / 691897041

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