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Ávila de los Caballeros (Latin: Abila and Óbila) is a town in the south of Old Castile, the capital of the province of the same name, now part of the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain.

The city is 1117 meters (3665 feet) above sea level, the highest provincial capital in Spain. It is built on the flat summit of a rocky hill, which rises abruptly in the midst of a veritable wilderness: a brown, arid, treeless table-land, strewn with immense grey boulders, and shut in by lofty mountains. This results in an extreme climate, with very hard and long winters, and short summers.

The medieval city walls of Ávila, constructed of brown granite in 1090, and surmounted by a breastwork, with eighty-eight towers and nine gateways, are still in excellent repair, but a large part of the city lies beyond their perimeter. Ávila is the seat of a bishop and contains several ecclesiastical buildings of great interest. The Gothic cathedral, built between the 12th and 14th centuries, has the appearance of a fortress, with embattled walls and two solid towers. It contains many interesting sculptures and paintings, besides one especially fine silver pyx, the work of Juán de Arfe, dating from 1571.

The churches of San Vicente, San Pedro and San Segundo are, in their main features, Romanesque of the 12th century. In the Gothic Monastery of Santo Tomás, erected by the Catholic Queen Isabella in 1482, is especially noteworthy the marble monument, carved by the 15th-century Florentine sculptor Domenico Fancelli, over the tomb of Prince John, the only son of Ferdinand and Isabella.

Source: Ávila by Wikipedia
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Avila is noted for its tall city wall which encircles the entire old city. The city walls are the symbolical emblem of the city. They contribute to the defining image of the warring and monastic center that Ávila was and has been able to maintain throughout the years. It constitutes a unique symbol that encloses within its walls mysticism and history, art and heroic chivalry. Avila's main sights: The Cathedral, Basilica de San Vicente, The City Wall, El Real Monasterio de Santo Toma

Ávila Golf Hotel Sercotel Cuatro Postes El Rastro Hostal Las Paneras Naturavila
Hotel II Castillas Ávila Las Cancelas Hotel Las Murallas Partner Santa Ana
Palacio Valderrabanos Palacio de Los Velada Hotel Vettonia Las Leyendas
Hotel Arco San Vicente Hospederia La Sinagoga Hotel Las Moradas Hotel Reina Isabel
Hotel Don Carmelo Hotel Santa Teresa Parador de Turismo de Ávila Gran Hotel Doña Ximena
Mirador de Santa Ana Hostal el Rastro Hotel H2 Avila Hostal Restaurante Puerta del Alcázar
Hostal Bellas Apartamentos Soterraña Rey Niño Gran Hostal San Segundo
Hostal San Juan Hotel Puerta de la Santa Casa Telares Apartamentos Ávila
Hostal Don Diego Hostal Rural la Colmena Hotel San Antonio Hostal El Pinar
Hotel Vico Apartamentos Casa Ligia Hostal El Rincón Apartamentos Casaligia 2
Apartamento Losillas 2 Apartamento Losillas Apartamentos Soterraña II Hostal La Estación
Hostal Mirador de Avila Hostal Alcántara Hostal El Parque Posada Restaurante Sonsoles

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