Located about 68 miles (109 kilometers) from Madrid, the medieval city of Ávila is completely encircled by some very well preserved (and photogenic) walls. However, the 11th century walls aren’t the only attraction in town; Ávila has numerous Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral worth visiting too. It’s no wonder that the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like nearby Segovia and Toledo, Ávila makes for a terrific day trip from the Spanish capital city.
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