Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Also a convenient distance from Madrid is the lovely city of Avila. Avila is famous for its glorious and intact medieval walls and is also noted as the birthplace and home of St Teresa. Include this hidden gem in your central Spain itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. Avila’s walls are among the most impressive in all of Europe.
2. Walk the walls for an interesting look at the Old Town.
3. Avila’s Cathedral is built right into the walls.