FREE TOUR ÁVILA
The best option to discover the city in an economical way.
What does the Free Tour Avila consist of?
Possibly your best option to get to know Avila in a fun and authentic way.
A moment of culture and fun for everyone.
Enjoy your free tour in Avila as a couple, with friends or in a group!
Free tours of Avila are the perfect excuse to take some time to get to know better the cultural heritage of Spain.
Avila free tours are free tours organized by guides that show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.
While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.
In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.
What to see and do in Avila?
Ávila is a Spanish city located in the autonomous community of
Castilla y León
famous for its rich history and medieval architecture. The wall surrounding the old town is one of the main tourist attractions, as it is considered one of the most complete and best preserved in the world. In addition to the
architectural heritage protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage
as World Heritage since 1985, Avila also offers other tourist attractions such as the Convent-Museum of Santa Teresa or the church-museum of San Juan Bautista.
The Cathedral of Avila, also known as the Cathedral of the Savior, is an impressive architectural work located in the historic center of the Spanish city of Avila. This imposing cathedral was built between the 12th and 14th centuries in Romanesque and Gothic style, with Renaissance elements added later. Its main façade is decorated with medieval sculptures representing important religious figures and saints.
The Plaza Mayor of Avila is one of the most emblematic and visited places in the city. This square, located in the historic center, is an open space surrounded by well-preserved medieval buildings that give an old and picturesque air to the place. In its center is a statue of the poet Fray Luis de León, who was a professor at the University of Salamanca during the 16th century.
Convent of Santa Teresa
The Convent of Santa Teresa, Avila is one of the most emblematic places of the Spanish city. This convent was founded in the 16th century by Saint Teresa of Jesus herself and became her home for many years. The convent building has an impressive architecture that combines Renaissance and Baroque elements, making it truly unique.
At the selected time we will meet at the Plaza de Santa Teresa or Plaza del Mercado Grande, in the historic center of Avila. historic center of Avila. From this point, we will begin to admire the famous wall of this World Heritage City. Do you want to know its history? Let’s go there!
Walking along the wall, we will get to know the most important points of Avila, such as the Adolfo Suarez Square or the Street of Life and Death. We will arrive at the cathedral of Avilaconsidered as the first gothic church in Spain. We will skirt the outside of the temple to comment some curiosities of its façade that, at times, will remind you more of a fortress than a place of worship.
The free tour will take us to the Plaza Mayor, also known as Plaza del Mercado Chico. Here we will find the City Hall and, very close, the church of San Juan Bautista and some very representative palaces. You won’t stop taking pictures!
We will arrive at the
convent of Santa Teresa
one of the most emblematic places in Avila. While we look at the exterior, we will talk about the importance of the legacy of legacy of St. Teresa of Jesus and her order: the Discalced Carmelite nuns..
After a pleasant two-hour walk, we will finish our free tour of Avila in front of the Arco del Carmen, near the Parador Nacional de Turismo.
Meeting Point and Duration
The meeting point for the Free Tour Avila is at the Plaza de Santa Teresa. It has an estimated duration of two hours.