Ávila city walls
Tramos visitables: Puerta del Alcázar, Casa de Carnicerías, Puente Adaja
05001 Ávila (Castilla y Leon)
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The walled enclosure dates back to the Middle Ages. The wall controlled the entrance of provisions and merchandise, and also isolated the city, guarding it against the potential outbreak of a plague or epidemic, in addition to its obvious defensive function. It is shaped like an irregular rectangle, with crenellated towers and round turrets. It has nine gates that provided access to the city, of which the most spectacular is Puerta del Alcázar (Gate of the Fortress). It was declared a National Monument in 1884.
- Construction: Walls
- Artistic period: Romanesque
- Historic period: 12th century
- From Oct 29 to Mar 22
From Tuesday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Closing days: Monday
- From Mar 23 to Oct 21
From Monday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- General: €5
- Reduced: €3,5
Audio guide, Guided tours Parts of the wall open to the public: Puerta del Alcázar, Casa de las Carnicerías, Puente Adaja.
- Access ramps
- Lift with disabled access
- Teaching material adapted for the disabled
- WC with disabled access