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Hotels in Avila

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Pablo Montes Rincón

Verified by Pablo Montes Rincón
from the blog Viaje con Pablo

Avila is the stuff of fairy tales. A beautifully preserved medieval city with monumental castles, churches and cobblestone streets, you’ll lose yourself in this charming and romantic time capsule. Avila continues to enthral visitors with its captivating cuisine and excellent attractions, both within its beguiling walls and out in the Castile and León countryside.

Guests have access to a wide variety of affordable accommodation options, from old-world apartments to modern, chic boutiques.


Neighbourhoods of Avila

Avila consists of a number of delightful neighbourhoods:

  • Old Town: The centre of the city, this is where you’ll find Avila’s breathtaking medieval architecture and sand-coloured city walls. The 12th-century Catedral del Salvador and 16th century Iglesia de San Juan Bautista church are among its highlights. Waking up in this portion of the city is like being transported to another time.
  • Cuatros Postes: Northwest of the Old Town, this area is renowned for its views of the city walls. You can find the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Centre here. As such, it's more of a hub for Avila's business travellers.
  • Las Hervencias: East of Old Town, you’ll find Avila’s train station close by for easy day trips out of the city to Madrid or León. Hotels also tend to be cheaper here away from the city centre.

What to see and do in Avila

As one of Spain’s most alluring and ancient cities, there are plenty of historic sites and landmarks to explore. The city's Cathedral is particularly important, being some 1,000 years old. You can then explore the Medieval Walls - the prominent stone fortifications which have fought off foreign invaders since the 11th-century. Just outside of the walls, you'll find the spectacular Basílica de San Vicente, one of the most picturesque Romanesque-style churches in the country. Plenty more ancient churches are found throughout the city.


What to eat in Avila

Avila has some spectacular restaurants serving up unique local delicacies. One of the top snacks to try is torreznos, a pork crackling that goes ever so well with a cold beer. Pork is extremely popular here, with popular dishes like roast cochinillo, or roasted pork, and carne de cerdo adobada, breaded pork skewers. For sweets, be sure to try the delicious Yemas de Santa Teresa, an eggy pastry with folk connections to the town.


Typical events and festivals in Avila

Avila hosts a plenitude of festivities throughout the year, including a number of very popular summer attractions. The Noches y Almenas is a long cultural event taking place in the city's historic monuments for a fortnight in summer. In Easter, the town hosts a number of interesting processions and celebrations. On 15th October, a festival celebrating Santa Teresa is hosted for a week with concerts and bulls.


How to move around in Avila

Avila is fairly compact, especially if you’re exploring the Old Town. Otherwise, local bus routes connect the city with important destinations like the train station.


The climate in Avila

Avila is one of Spain's coldest regional capitals, with long cold winters and short hot summers sometimes reaching 32°C. You're more likely to experience rain in autumn and winter.


More interesting facts about and sights in Avila



Avila has lots of legends and local myths relating to its long history. The landmark Los Cuatro Postes has many such origin stories. It is said by many that the impressive monument was built to commemorate the end of the plague in 1157. Whatever the origins, it’s one of the best viewpoints in the city.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Avila

The most centrally located hotels in Avila with the best ratings are: Hotel Arco San Vicente, Hotel Palacio Duque De Tamames El Rastro and Hotel Las Leyendas.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Avila, the average price per night is 49 , while you will pay an average of 23 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 102 .

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Avila, we recommend Hotel Arco San Vicente, Hotel Palacio Duque De Tamames El Rastro and Hotel Las Leyendas.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Avila are Vut Soterraña 14, Parador De ávila and Hotel Arco San Vicente.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Avila with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Puerta De La Santa, Hotel Las Cancelas and Hotel Santa Teresa.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Avila are Hotel Arco San Vicente, Hotel Las Leyendas and Hotel Puerta De La Santa.

In Avila, Hotel Las Moradas, Parador De ávila and Hotel Palacio De Los Velada offer 24-hour front desk service.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Avila, like Hotel Puerta De La Santa, Parador De ávila or Hotel Exe Reina Isabel.

The best hotels with a pool in Avila are Rural Hotel Vettonia and Hotel Fontecruz ávila.

The best-rated hotels in Avila with a gym are Hotel Don Carmelo and Hotel Fontecruz ávila.