Ávila is a city well known for its medieval past and present, in which cultural heritage, art and history come together, with a cultural biodiversity.
Since 1985, the city was declared Human Heritage. Twenty years later, in 2005, it became a part of the Spanish Jewry Network.
It has many establishments related to tourism quality and forefront, open to new realities such as accessible tourism.
Walls, palaces, temples, convents and residential buildings constitute the rich artistic heritage of the city, produce of a rewarding history led by the cultures that lived in it.
Likewise, in Ávila, as in many other Spanish medieval cities, lived Christians, Jews and Muslims. This cultural mix left undeniable marks in the city’s identity.
Among the essential must-see monuments to the visitors, you’ll find, first of all, the well know Walls of Ávila, the city’s symbol. Even though it is dated from the XI century, its construction has kept on going due to many expansions and reconstructing projects. Read here the terms for accessibility.
Furthermore, there is the Ávila Cathedral, held as the first gothic cathedral in Spain. Even though there is not a consensus regarding the beginnings of its construction, the most accepted theory places it in the XII century. As a curious fact, inside of it lay the remains of Adolfo Suárez, the first president of the Spanish Democracy. Read here the terms for accessibility.
According to the knowledgeable, Ávila is a city with a scenery that asks to be visited calmly, letting the lightning variations throughout the day change and color in different ways its architecture.
Source: Equalitas Vitae.