Around 57,000 people call Avila in Castilla - Leon home.
Madrid, the national capital, is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Avila, while Bilbao is 200 miles (322 kilometers) to the northeast.
Study the displays, browse the galleries and let the kids try the interactive models in some of the local museums such as the Museo Provincial or the Museo Oriental. Walk the halls, view the exhibits or simply savor the quiet.
Some of the most popular historical sites of the area are the places of worship that have stood faithfully here for generations. The Avila Cathedral and the Basilica de San Vicente are excellent local examples. Take the time to enjoy the solemn atmosphere of these special places.
The Los Cuatro Postes, the Monasterio de la Encarnacion and the Monasterio de Santo Tomas are also unique sights sure to please visitors in the Avila area.