Avila & Segovia (1 Day)
It will take about 1h20 from Madrid to Ávila.
Ávila was founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors. Today, it maintains its medieval austerity intact. Ávila was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as an outstanding example of medieval architecture and one of the best-preserved walled sites in Europe. Within the walls, there is its robust Cathedral, several Renaissance noble houses and stately homes from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Outside the walls, the Basilica of San Vicente or the Monastery of Santo Tomás are worth a visit.
Its condition as the cradle of Saint Teresa of Jesus has left in all the city, both inside and outside the walled enclosure, many religious buildings linked to the life of mysticism. The European Commission granted Ávila the 2010 prize for the Accessible City.
Our local guide can take you to the monument of the Cuatro Postes, on the outskirts to take the best panoramic photo of this town. Also, during the day it will suggest the best place to have your lunch. Do not miss the avileña cow steak and the smashed potatoes!
If you prefer, you could have lunch in Segovia. Do not miss the typical roast suckling pig in Segovia!
Upon arrival in Segovia, we will begin the tour through the old quarter with the impressive view of its Roman aqueduct, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Within the walls of the city, you can visit the Cathedral, called "the lady of the cathedrals" and one of the last Gothic buildings to be erected in Spain.
You can also take a walk in the Caballeros neighborhood and admire the various manor houses, as well as the fantastic palaces of noble families. Finally, from the magnificent Fortress of the Alcázar, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the landscape of Segovia.
After the excursion, our driver will take you back to Madrid.
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