Founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors, this 'City of Saints and Stones', the birthplace of St Teresa and the burial place of the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, has kept its medieval austerity. This purity of form can still be seen in the Gothic cathedral and the fortifications which, with their 82 semicircular towers and nine gates, are the most complete in Spain.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

11 sites in this World Heritage

  • Town of Avila intra-muros
  • Hermitage of San Segundo
  • Basilica of San Vicente
  • Church of San Andrés
  • Church of San Pedro
  • Church of San Nicolás
  • Church of Santa María de la Cabeza
  • Church of San Martín
  • Convent of La Encarnación
  • Convent of San José
  • Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás

Town of Avila intra-muros

Hermitage of San Segundo

Basilica of San Vicente

Church of San Andrés

Church of San Pedro

Church of San Nicolás

Church of Santa María de la Cabeza

Church of San Martín

Convent of La Encarnación

Convent of San José

Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1985
Keyword
Church, Old City, Registered in 1985