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Ávila, the cradle of Santa Teresa
Avila: The cradle of Santa Teresa private acessible day-tour to Avila, is targeted for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility and their families. The walled city of Avila, is home to medieval knights and a UNESCO World Heritage site9 am: Transfer from the hotel in Madrid to Avila in our adapted minivan (1hour drive).Our journey begins with a stop at Los Cuatro Postes hill to admire the panoramic views of the city of Avila, dotted with church towers and Gothic palaces and declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO. The city of Avila has very ancient walls dating from the eleventh century and they surround the whole city of Avila.There are 90 fortified towers and circular turrets just like in the old tales. Avila is a very important pilgrimage site as it is the birthplace of the writer Santa Teresa de Jesús (1515-1582). We will wander through the old city contemplating the amazing variety of churches and the Romanesque and Gothic styles of Avila.This tour will take us to the Basilica of San Vicente, a masterpiece of Gothic and home to some of the most important examples of Romanesque sculpture in Spain. Finally we will visit the Cathedral of Avila, with its design strength and alabaster tombs and chapels. A perfect combination of Gothic and Romanesque styles.We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant (price is not included)17:45: Transfer back to hotel in Madrid (1 hour drive)Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the award for Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain 2017 in the Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards sponsored by The luxury Travel Guide.