Ávila, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, has one of the best preserved wall in the world, its hallmark. It combines heritage, history, art, gastronomy, celebration, mysticism, culture and nature to offer the visitor an enriching stay in the city. Walls, houses, palaces, temples and convents among others, make up the rich artistic heritage of the city as a result of its historical past led by the coexistence of the three cultures: the Christian, the Jewish and the Muslim.
Visitors who come to Ávila should observe the city at different times of the day because its architecture takes different nuances with the variation of light.
As the Spanish writer Camilo José Cela said, it is “the Spanish city closest to heaven”, since it is the highest capital of Spain (1128 m).
Its gastronomy has its own seal with international recognition, especially the “Chuletón” of Ávila and their famous “Yemas” of Santa Teresa.
This city will not leave you indifferent.
International Circus Festival
As every year, Ávila hosts the International Circus Festival of Castile and León, the "CIR & CO" with the best of the international companies and turning the capital into magic, light smiles and color.
This festival has become a benchmark for circus arts internationally and the main festival of its kind in Spain. This year the seventh edition opens with more than 150 performing art activities by 35 companies from 15 different countries.
For three days, the historic walled city returns to the Middle Ages thanks to its medieval days and the market of the three cultures where kings, nobles, knights, maidens, wenches, jugglers, puppeteers, minstrels and great creatures dress the walled city of Avila.
For more than two decades, thousands of visitors have come to this city to enjoy its Medieval Days, becoming the capital of the Middle Ages. Three cultures, Jewish, Muslim and Christian, coexist as before in the same city, brightening up this cultural event of international interest.