Travelling to Avila for a holiday will see you travelling to a Spanish city which has a long, rich and fascinating history and an honourific title to boot – Avila de los Caballeros. Avila lies in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon in northwestern Spain and is known for its large number of Romanesque churches. It also has the quaint moniker of the city of Pebbles and Saints. There is a huge amount of history in Avila and staying in Avila apartments will allow you to learn about the history of this beautiful town whilst enjoying all the modern facilities you and your family deserve. The city derives its names from Obila which is ‘high mountain’ when it was inhabited in the 5th century BC. Today, the city can give you endless opportunities to enjoy its architecture and landscape.
Avila Accommodation - gaze upon some of the most impressive and beautiful city walls in the world
If you choose to stay in some of the Avila holiday rentals which are close to the several cathedrals here, you can get a chance to see the main cathedral of Avila, which has stood since the 12th century. There is also the basilica de San Vicente, which was built in the 12th century. There is also the extremely beautiful hermitage called Ermita de San Segundo. Avila holiday rentals can also put you in close proximity to the sanctuary Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Sonsoles. There is a statute of the Virgin Sonsoles in this sanctuary which draws worshippers who pray for their wishes to be granted. When holidaying in Avila holiday rentals, use the time to also look at the Walls of Avila whose construction began as far back as 1090. Today, the monument is lit up magnificently and is marvelled at by tourists from all around the world and hailed as an inspiring historic sight.
Avila holiday rentals will also place you in a favourable positon to view a few important buildings of architectural splendour dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The Verdugos Palace, the Valderrabanos Palace and the Casa de los Deanes are beautiful and imposing structures. Avila holiday rentals can also put you close to many of the museums here, such as the Museum of Avila, the Museum of Santo Tomas and the Museum of Oriental Art to name but a few. If you want to be a part of some of the local festivals and festivities of Avila, then choose to stay in Avila holiday rentals during specific times of the year. The almost month long celebrations of the Fiestas de Santa Teresa takes place in October, and the Holy Week immediately after the winter is also a huge event. These festivals or fiestas are the perfect time to absorb the local culture and form part of the colourful and vibrant festivities.