Where to Stay in Ávila – What You Need to Know

Ávila is the capital of the homonymous province located in the central-north area of Spain, a little over 100 kilometres from Madrid. This city is part of the autonomous community of Castilla y León and is known for being the highest provincial capital of Spain, at 1131 meters above sea level.

Where to Stay in Ávila - Best Areas and HotelsWhere to Stay in Ávila - Best Areas and Hotels

Where to Stay in Ávila – Best Areas and Hotels

This small town of just 60 thousand inhabitants was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, thanks, in large part, to Avila’s Medieval walls, an architecture landmark.

Other attractions in the city are Ávila’s Cathedral, considered the first Gothic-style church in Spain, the Cuatro Postes, from where you get incredible views and the Plaza del Mercado Chico.

Arriving in Ávila is possible through the Ávila Railway Station, with connections to other Iberian cities such as Madrid, Salamanca, and León.

When choosing the best time to visit Ávila, it must be taken into account that it is one of the coldest provincial capitals of Spain, so it is recommended to avoid the autumn winds and winter’s snowfall.

However, the cost of accommodation is usually higher in summer, particularly during the Medieval Market, which is held in September.

Ávila has buses that connect its different areas, as well as tourist trams. However, much of the charm of visiting this beautiful city is walking through its stone streets that are also very friendly for pedestrians.

Although many see Ávila as a small stopover in Spain, the truth is that this city deserves to be explored in depth and is perfect for a weekend getaway. Among the best areas to stay in Ávila, its Old Town stand out, since it retains most of its attractions, many related to Catholicsm (See accommodation in Ávila’s Old Town).

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Best areas to stay in Ávila, Spain

1. Walled City(Old Town)

The Walled City is, as its name implies, is surrounded by the Medieval Wall of Ávila and comprises most of the city’s tourist attractions, making it, without a doubt, the best area to stay in Ávila.

This is the city’s Medieval Historic Centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for housing buildings as important as Ávila’s Cathedral, with its striking architecture that blends Romanesque and Gothic.

On the other hand, the Walled City is not just history, but it is also a good place to stay in Ávila to enjoy the best food in the city, especially typical Spanish cuisine.

This area also has souvenir shops and clothing stores, making it a good accommodation option for shopping lovers.

Unlike larger Spanish cities, the Walled City of Ávila is mostly quiet, despite its central location and a great variety of attractions and shops. However, weekends are usually lively because of its small group of clubs and bars.

Where to stay in Ávila, Spain - Ávila's Walled City

Where to stay in Ávila, Spain – Ávila’s Walled City

Ávila - Ciudad Amurallada - Click to see all hotels on a map

Ávila – Walled City – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Heart of the city
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Different types of accommodation
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Historic buildings

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Encanto Hotel & Cafetería is located in the center of Ávila, just 100 meters from the Ávila Cathedral and offers a bar. Free WiFi is provided. – from €39.

  • Budget Option

    Hostal Alcántara is located in the walled city of Ávila, near the city’s cathedral, the town hall and the Basilica of San Vicente. It offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. – from €19 .

  • Mid-range Option

    Le Vintage is located next to the town hall and the Cathedral of Ávila, in the historic center of the city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It offers free Wi-Fi and modern rooms. – from €29 .

  • Luxury Option

    Casa del Presidente is located in Ávila. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, garden and shared lounge. This 5-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi. – from €119 .

 

 

 

2. Los Cuatro Postes viewpoint & Lienzo Norte congress centre

The area comprising the Cuatros Postes viewpoint and the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Centre is located northwest of Ávila, offering panoramic views of the Medieval Wall and other attractions of the city.

The Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Congress Centre, in particular, was awarded the 2011 International Architecture Award and, in it, all types of entertainment and business events are held regularly, making it one of the best areas to stay in Avila for business travellers.

In the same way, it is said that it was in the Cuatro Postes, a monument with four columns, where Santa Teresa de Jesús and her brother Rodrígo were captured while fleeing to the south of Spain.

Although this area does not have a central location, it is a short walk to the Old Town and it has some bus stops.

Views of Ávila from Cuatro Postes - Where to stay in Ávila

Views of Ávila from Cuatro Postes – Where to stay in Ávila

Ávila - Cuatro Postes - Click to see all hotels on a map

Ávila – Cuatro Postes – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Best views of Ávila
  • Connected by public transport
  • Best area for business travellers

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Sercotel Cuatro Postes is located next to the Monument of the Cuatro Postes and offers panoramic views of the old walls of Ávila. This modern-style hotel has elegant rooms with air conditioning, minibar and TV. – from €59.

 

 

 

3. Close to Ávila’s Train Station

Staying near the railway station of Ávila is an excellent option for travellers who are making a train route through Castilla y León, as it connects with Madrid, Salamanca, León and Valladolid.

While it is true that this area has no spectacular attractions, it is a 20-minute walk from the Historic Centre of Avila and has bus stops that make it easy to move to other parts of the city.

On the other hand, the hotels around the Ávila train station are usually cheaper than in the more central neighbourhoods, so it’s a good place to stay in Ávila if you do not have a big budget.

Ávila's railway station - Best areas to stay in Ávila

Ávila’s railway station – Best areas to stay in Ávila

Ávila - Railway Station - Click to see all hotels on a map

Ávila – Railway Station – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Great transport connections
  • Cheap hotels

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel San Antonio is located 50 meters from Ávila Train Station. It offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and a restaurant serving traditional Spanish food. – from €29.

 

 

 

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