What to do in Ávila in one day


This guide on what to do in Ávila in one day It will help you to trace the routes and not miss anything interesting of the best preserved walled city in Europe.
The first thing to keep in mind when visiting this city is that it has a fairly small old town and the points of interest are separated by walking distance, so 24 hours are more than enough to know the most tourist places, although We always recommend staying to sleep to enjoy sunset walks through the historic center with fewer tourists and watch the sunset from the spectacular Four Post viewpoint.
In addition to staying for dinner you can try more local gastronomic specialties such as the t-bone steak of Ávila and the delicious yolks of Santa Teresa.

Based on the time we spend in the city, in which we write this list of places to visit in Ávila, we have planned this route so you can get to know the best of Ávila in one day. We start!

How to get to Ávila

The most common way is to get to Ávila by train or bus from Madrid, located just over 100 kilometers away.
If you opt for the train you can take it at the Príncipe Pío station and it will take you to Ávila in an hour and a half for about 13 euros.
Another cheaper alternative is to take the bus at the Méndez Alvaro South Station that will leave you in the walled city at the same time for 8 euros.
You can book the train and bus tickets in advance on this page.

Another very interesting alternative, which will allow you to know the history of the city, is to book some of these day trips from Madrid with a guide in Spanish:

For more information on the transfer you can consult this post on how to get to Ávila from Madrid.

Where to sleep

The best area to stay and tour Ávila in one day It is near the Puerta de Alcázar, access point to the walled city and located 10 minutes walk from the train and bus station.
One of the most recommended accommodation in this area is Hostal Doña Juana, which has comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, friendly staff, parking and a magnificent breakfast.

Ávila in one day

The itinerary of what to do in Ávila in one day It starts early in the morning at the Puerta de Alcazár, one of the 9 access doors to the walled city.
From Adolfo Suarez Square you can climb some stairs to the top of this door and travel a 300-meter stretch of this impressive 12-meter-high wall, overlooking the cathedral and the city.
The price of the entrance to the wall is 5 euros and serves to travel all the sections of it.

Avila map in one day