Blanca te guía en Ávila

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Ávila is a wonderful city, full of charm and character. There are great places to eat out, many restaurant with alfresco dining accompanied by spectacular views. Ávila is worth visiting at any time of the year.

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Tour of La Moraña

La Moraña, also called Land of the Moors (Muslims), is an extensive plain situated in the north of the province of Ávila, including the area of Árevalo. In this typical Castilian landscape, there are many examples of Múdejar style constructions of a unique architectural beauty.

The itinerary/tour includes the villages of Madrigal de las Altas Torres where Isabel, the Catholic Queen was born, and Árevalo, famous not only for its history and monuments but also for its distinctive cuisine which centres its delight on roast suckling pig.

Tour of The Tiétar River

The Tietar valley is also called “the Andalusia of Ávila”, it is a land of contrasts with a mild climate as it is situated in the southern area of the province, sheltered by the Gredos Mountains and bordering the region of Extremadura. In the valley there are “the five villages”, these are the picturesque villages of Mombeltrán, San Esteban del Valle, Santa Cruz del Valle, Villarejo del Valle y Cuevas del Valle which well deserve a visit. Next we arrive at the capital of the area, Arenas de San Pedro and the village of Candeleda.

 

Route of The Tormes River

In the village of Barco de Ávila,the Emperor Carlos I stopped to spend the night on his way to Yuste.The people from Barco helped him to cross the ardous mountain pass of Tornavacas.

Barco de Ávila is situated in the valley formed by the river Tormes, where the cows of Avileña breed graze and where there are patches of orchards where the well-known white bean of el Barco de Ávila is grown. Of course you can enjoy them in the many good restaurants in the area.

Next a visit to the villages of Hoyos del Espino and Navarredonda de Gredos on our way to the Mountain Range of Gredos ( Prao Pozas) where you can walk the mountain and if lucky, see any specimen of the Ibex (wild goat), typical of the area.

Finally, we’ll stop at the Parador de Turismo, !st lodge of this kind to be set up in Spain in 1228. This is a unique place to relax and enjoy nature.

Route of The Corneja River

Holm oaks, black poplars, hazel-nut trees, elm trees and oaks grow on the fields of this valley, bathed by the river Corneja.

We’ll explore the villages of Piedrahita, Bonilla de la Sierra, Villafranca de la Sierra, birthplace of the famous gentleman from Ávila, D. Esteban Domingo, and where painter Benjamín Palencia set its studio to paint his beloved landscapes.

 

Archeo-Turism: Celts and Vettones

The most important traces of the Vettones are preserved in the fortified settlements or “Castros”, with its walls and moats. Among the best preserved Castros are “Las Cogotas”, “La Mesa de Miranda”, “ Chamartin”, “Ulaca” and “El Raso”. This is a unique way to join archeological tourism and nature.