Hotel Puerta de la Santa

Empedrada, 1, Avila, Castile-León, 05002, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Avila

A Day Trip fit for a King

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... Although slightly creepy, it was an amazing feeling to be in the presence of so many of the powerful people I have been studying about all semester.

The library of the Escorial was definitely the most impressive library I had ever sat foot in. It holds collections from all over the world in many languages. Its oldest book is from the 5th century roman times! Behind the Vatican, it is the library with the most precious collection in the world!
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Not Traveling Still Means Traveling!

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... of Cows are the main livestock I have seen thus far.

Once in Ávila, I walked the ancient wall. at this current time, it was possible to walk around half the wall, from one side of the historic city to the other. The walk took about an hour and was accompanied by an audio tour that recounted the history of the city. From up on the wall, I could see all the sites of the city talked about in the tour. As I learned, Ávila was ...

Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles

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Definitely a cooler start to the day today. Everything opened a lot later too - only one boulangerie open for morning baguette.

We love Avila and this apartment so much that we decided to book a 2nd night, so that we had the whole day here. We also had the luxury of a sleep-in!

We started the day by walking to the walled town - it really has to be seen to ...

A few last things in Valencia, and drive to Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles

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... reluctant but they all went, and absolutely loved them. As there was nobody waiting after them, they got a longer go than the usual 7-8minutes. They were pretty hot and sweaty, and quite glad to get out by the end!

Determined to try a genuine Valencian Paella before we left, we had looked online the night before to find a '3 course Menu' restaurant with paella. The one that met our requirements ...

Castles in Castille

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952

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... in the rocks with a river running at the bottom. So narrow, in fact, that you can only just squeeze through in places, using a constructed walkway suspended about 3 or 4 metres above the river - a clever piece of engineering. But it's nowhere near as long as I'd imagined - it only takes about 10 minutes to walk the entire length of it.

Then it's on to Santo Domingo de Silos itself, where there's a monastery and a church, both 10th or 11th century (how ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on Empedrada, 1, Avila, is near Cathedral of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, Monasterio de Santo Tomas, and Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding