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Places to visit in Avila: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, cultural events, amazing activities, accommodation and recommendations.
Places to visit in Avila, a journey into the history of Castile. Stroll the streets of Avila is a journey back to the past, a time rested and serene as the character from the people of Avila so masterfully described in Miguel Delibes “La Sombra del Ciprés es Alargada“.
In this article we propose the best options for planning your trip to Avila, for it will show:
- Selection of accommodations
- Most important places and things to visit in Avila.
- Original activities to do in Avila, selected for its quality and price. (they are arranged in the right sidebar or below the article if you use mobile)
- Summary of the History of the city.
- Summary of the Gastronomy and Local Products.
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Places to visit in Avila
Only walking through the streets of Avila well worth a escapade, but also with a little information about its main monuments you can enjoy your holiday even more, click the link for more information.
Apart from the places to visit in Avila, another attraction is its cuisine famous for its Avileña Cow (Black Iberian). Avila cuisine is rich in soups and stews, vegetables and other meats like pork ….
|Startes||Moranego stew, beans with chorizo, lentils with chorizo, navero pot, revolconas potatoes and potatoes with marinated rib.|
|Meats||Avila veal chops, roast suckling pig, roast lamb and roast lamb.|
|Fish||Marinated trout and cod ajoarriero.|
|Desserts||Yolks of Saint Teresa, the toast, the empiñonados, custard, donuts, Glorias, many tarts such as pie or sponge cake of Monjil.|
|Wines/Drinks||Wines of Cebreros and Tiemblo.|
| Other Products||Avila typical craftsmanship, plus the typical box of yolks of Santa Clara.|
Accommodation in Avila
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Some notes on the history of Avila
|700 B.C.C||Vetones settlement, village celtibero in Avila|
|66 A.C.C.||Is founded the Silla Episcopal of Avila, occupied by San Segundo, one of the seven apostolic men that suffered martyrdom in the city.|
|714||The Arabs under the command of Tarik conquer Avila, devastating the Roman walls and reconstructing them solidly .|
|742||Alfonso I the Catholic gets hold of the city.|
|785||Avila was reconquered by Abderramán I.|
|1088||Alfonso VI conquer Avila and instructs Raymond of Burgundy the repopulation and fortification of Avila.|
|1099||They end up the construction of the present walls that surround the city.|
|1367||During the first Castilian Civil War the city was attacked by the British, because of the support of Ávila Henry II of Castile.|
|1465||During the Second Civil War Castellana, on the June 5, 1465, took place in the incident of Ávila Farce of Avila. In this incident was deposed King Henry IV at a ceremony in which it was crowned the Prince Alfonso.|
|1515||The March 28, 1515 was born in Avila Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda Davila y Ahumada, the celebrated author of Las Moradas.|
|1520||The first meeting of the commoners was formed.|
|1809||The city of Avila was sacked by the French during the 4, 5, 6 and January 7, 1809, by order of the French Marshal Lefebvre.|
|1936||The city just like practically all of Castile and Leon, becomes part quickly of the area occupied by rebel troops.|
|1985||The UNESCO, declared Avila World Heritage Site.|
|1991||The surroundings of the wall was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument on August 8th, 1991.|
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