Have you had the opportunity to visit the province of Avila? Well then you will know that it presents two quite different areas: the most mountainous, that is to say in the center and the north; and the southern part, where temperatures are milder. Located in Castilla y León, this Spanish province has a lot to offer tourists, like the capital, the city of Ávila, which houses monuments declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Of course, it is also worth visiting its natural environment, highlighting the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park and the Iruelas Valley Natural Reserve, two magnificent places to practice rural tourism.
To get to know the province of Ávila more thoroughly, today we are going to take a tour of its towns prettier, although we have to apologize in advance for all those who have remained in the pipeline. Of course, we are open to suggestions, so do not hesitate to recommend other municipalities in the province and other areas of Castilla y León.
First of all, we want to talk about Arévalo, a town with a warrior tradition that has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site thanks, among other things, to the fact that it represents an important example of mudejar Boil. Among its places of interest are the Villa and Arrabal squares, religious buildings and its castle.
Navalmoral de la Sierra
Another town worth knowing is Navalmoral de la Sierra, which is located in the Alto Alberche Valley, between the Sierras de la Paramera and Gredos. Surrounded by a rural and natural environment, this quiet town is full of charm. Among its monuments of interest, the parish church of San Pedro Apóstol, the Remains of a Causeway and the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Aldeavieja stand out.
El Barco de Avila
We could not miss on our list the beautiful town of El Barco de Ávila, which offers some beautiful panoramic from the Sierra de Gredos. In addition, it has a rich heritage, highlighting the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the medieval bridge over the Tormes river and the castle of Valdecorneja
Bonilla de la Sierra
In the western part of the province we find Bonilla de la Sierra, a town that has an important cultural heritage thanks to the fact that it housed Kings, nobles, ecclesiastics and people of all kinds. Its most important monuments are the church of San Martín and the ruins of the Castle, as well as some remains of the old wall.
Another beautiful town in Ávila is Navaluenga, which also houses important monuments, such as the parish church of Nuestra Señora de los Villares, the Romanesque bridge, the Cruz del Cerrillo de San Marcos, the medieval necropolis of Fuenteávila, the hermitage of La Merced and the hermitage of San Isidro. Of course, we must also highlight its natural environment.
San Pedro Sands
Arenas de San Pedro is a town worth visiting for many reasons. The first of them is his extensive heritage, highlighting the castle of Don Álvaro de Luna, the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the palace of the Infante don Luis de Borbón. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, you cannot miss the famous Cuevas del Águila, located six kilometers from the town.
We also want to talk to you about Piedrahíta, a town belonging to the El Barco de Ávila-Piedrahíta region. Declared a Site of Cultural Interest with the category of Historical Complex, it is structured around the Plaza Mayor, with a plot typically medieval. The town preserves interesting examples of popular architecture, large houses and palaces.
Madrigal de las Altas Torres
Finally, we want to talk about Madrigal de las Altas Torres, which was the birthplace of Queen Isabel la Católica. Its enclosure stands out walled, which has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest. In addition, it is important to note that it has one of the few examples of medieval Mudejar-style walls.
Ávila - Town of Stones and Saints - Tourism In Spain - Travel & Discover (March 2021)
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