Parador de Avila - 16th century palace (4* )
Located in the centre of the historic city of Avila, right in the heart of Castile, this Parador was once the Piedras Albas palace. The Parador backs onto the impressive city walls (including 88 towers), which, along with the cathedral and churches, has earned Avila its UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Ávila is considered to be one of the best conserved Medieval cities in the world and cannot fail to impress you as you approach its majestic walls which extend for 2.5km around the old town.
The Parador de Ávila has its own fine, castellated tower, a garden, and a magnificent glazed patio, while the interior spaces have an atmosphere of period elegance. Two of the bedrooms have four-poster beds. It also features a garden containing archaeological remains, a magnificent glass-roofed courtyard, partitionable function rooms and a cafeteria. In keeping with its surroundings, the interior of Ávila's Parador has a warm and intimate feel creating a very refreshing atmosphere. 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.
There is garage parking at this Parador.