Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España
World Heritage Sites in Spain (Tourist Office of Spain)
Ávila (World Heritage Cities of Spain)
Patrimonio de la Humanidad en España (in Spanish only)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1985
Size of heritage:

Longitude: -3,300°
Latitude: 40,656°


Founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors, this 'City of Saints and Stones', the birthplace of St Teresa and the burial place of the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, has kept its medieval austerity. This purity of form can still be seen in the Gothic cathedral and the fortifications which, with their 82 semicircular towers and nine gates, are the most complete in Spain.

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