Parador de Avila ****
Marques Canales de Chozas, 2
05001 - Avila
Spain

 

In the historic quarter of the sizeable town of Ávila, this Parador is installed within the former "Piedras Albas" Palace, backing onto the impressive city walls.

In keeping with its surroundings, the hotel's interior has a warm and intimate feel creating a very refreshing atmosphere, enriching your time spent there. Its beautiful decorative features include granite and adobe floors, bright colours and spacious rooms, some with four poster beds. These features all combine to create a light feel to the rooms.

The Parador also features a garden containing archaeological remains, a magnificent glass-roofed courtyard, partitionable function rooms and a cafeteria. The hotel's restaurant provides a beautiful view over the gardens and the city walls. Here you can sample the 'pucheretes teresianos' (vegetable and pork stew), roast suckling pig, veal chops, Judías de El Barco (local bean dish) and the excellent yemas de la Santa (delicious dessert made from egg yolks).

Rooms: 61

Hotel Chain: Paradores de Turismo

What to eat...

Try the 'yemas de la Santa' While you admire the beautiful views of the wall from the Parador restaurant, you can enjoy some El Barco beans, a good veal chop or roasted pork, and the sweet 'yemas' (yolks) of Saint Teresa.

Typical festivals

* Summer festivals July.
* Santa Teresa 15 October

Visits

* Ávila. Museums, Basilica of San Vicente, cathedral, monasteries, convents of St. Teresa and of St. Thomas, Cuatro Postes, City walls
* Arévalo (50 km).
* Gredos Mountain Range (79 km).
* Madrigal de las Altas Torres: (75 km). Palace of Juan II. 15th Century. Mudejar Churches and remains of ancient walls.
* Las Huelgas Monastery (Burgos). National Heritage.
* Santa Clara Convent (Tordesillas). National Heritage.
* Riofrio and La Granja de San Idelfonso (Segovia). Palaces. National Heritage.

Hotel Facilities: Banquet facilities
Cocktail bar
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Disabled facilities
Laundry facilities
Parking facilities
Reception
Restaurant
Room service
Safe deposit box
Room Facilities: Air conditioning
Cable / Satellite TV
Hairdryer
Heating
Mini bar
Private bathroom / Ensuite
Radio
Telephone
Television
Additional Information:
15 km to the nearest Station

 

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