AVILA – SEGOVIA
Get to know the oldest and most complete walled enclosure in Spain
TOUR OVERVIEW AVILA – SEGOVIA ⇢
Visit to Ávila
The Tour to Avila, a city that preserves the oldest and most complete walled enclosure in Spain, starts very early in the morning from Madrid, we will go with our guide in a vehicle. We will start by visiting the fortified Basilica of San Vicente of the 12th century, one of the most impressive works of Romanesque architecture.
In Avila, St. Teresa of Jesus was born, one of the greatest mysteries of the Catholic Church. It is mandatory to make the Teresian route that begins with the Church of San Juan Bautista, Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz and the Convent of Santa Teresa, this opened in 1636 you can admire the baroque facade and the plan of the Latin Cross. Then we will continue to the Cerro de los Cuatro Postes to observe one of the best views of the city. Finally, in Ávila we will take a tour of the exterior of the Cathedral, the walls and the Plaza Mayor.
There will be a small break for lunch and follow the route to Segovia.
Visit to Segovia
In Segovia we will make a guided tour the first thing will be to admire the famous 16 km long Roman aqueduct, admirably preserved. We will enter the Gothic Cathedral, remembered for its elegance – “The Lady of the Spanish Cathedrals”, the last cathedral with this style built in Spain and also its 12th-century Alcazar. Among the most significant features is its majestic altarpiece, by José de Churrigera, with a sensational flamenco triptych.
We will discover the Alcazar, built between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries on a rock above the rivers Eresma and Clamores. During the Middle Ages, it was the favorite residence of the Kings of Castile, before being the state prison until the reign of Carlos II. We will admire the views of the Guadarrama mountains.
Free time to enjoy a meal in Segovia.
After the tour of Segovia, we will go back to Madrid
INFORMATION OF AVILA
Avila and its History
Possibly it was the ancient city known as Abula, mentioned by Ptolemy in his Geographia (II 6, 60) that is in the region of Iberian Bastetania.
Abula is said to be one of the first cities in Hispania that was Christianized, specifically by San Segundo. Although, Ávila may have been the old Obila, while Abula may have been the town of Abla.
Basilica of San Vicente
It is a Romanesque temple, the largest and at the same time of greater importance of the city after the Cathedral, also one of the most outstanding works of this architectural style in the whole country. It is a National Monument since 1882.
This route is about traveling where Teresa was born and lived most of her life, where the Carmel Reform began, and wrote the Book of Life, the Way of Perfection and finished the Lodgings, with Alba de Tormes, in 1571, where Teresa settled her eighth dovecote, the convent she returned to in the fall of 1582, sick with death, to finish her way on earth. The distance between the two most important Teresian pilgrimage sites is approximately 90 km of road.
The Four Posts
It is a religious monument located in the city of Ávila. It is formed by four Doric columns, each five meters high on whose capitals as many other settlements settle with the arms of the city; in the center of the monument formed by the columns, on a base, a granite cross is erected.
The Mercado Chico is the true Plaza Mayor of the city; located between the Church of San Juan and the City Hall, these works were carried out as a result of the state of ruin in which the old buildings that were there were.
The City Council had several projects to build its new Plaza Mayor, one of them by the famous architect Ventura Rodríguez, dated in 1773. Although, the final layout of this square was designed by the disciple, Juan Antonio Crow, in 1793, at that time Mayor architect of the city.
It is located in the center of the city and its construction was to get water from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the city of Segovia. His name is a union of two Latin words: aqua (water) ducere (driving). In advance of the construction of an aqueduct, Roman engineers had to make a thorough study of the terrain, its unevenness and the possibilities of water travel.
It is a castle that is located in the city of Segovia. It is located on a hill at the foot of which the Clamores and Eresma rivers join. In the year 1122 began its construction, after the city was recovered from the hands of the Arabs.
DATES FOR THE TOUR AVILA – SEGOVIA ≔
All year except Christmas, New Year and St. Stephen
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR AVILA – SEGOVIA ♥
CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY ☜
- Maximum capacity: 15 people.
- Meeting point: Pick up at the Hotel of Hospedaje.
- It is essentialto have received the reservation confirmation.
1-day tours are cancelable up to 24 hours before
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