Ávila, historic and mystic
Dr.Zoidberg. Catedral de Ávila. BY CC 2.0Ávila was named a World Heritage Site in 1985, and its cultural heritage is a reflection of its history, architecture, people, and characteristic Castilian landscape.
Enclosed within impressive medieval walls, its historic quarter is home to palaces, temples, convents and residences, the result of a history shaped by the cultures that lived there together: the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities left their mark, and all three are a living part of our cultural legacy.
Ávila is also a mystic, spiritual city. All roads lead to Saint Teresa, Doctor of the Catholic Church. We can follow her journey, from the house where she was born to the place where she was buried, including the convents where she was hidden away early in life and those she founded after creating the Order of the Discalced Carmelites.