A new guide travels through Ávila in seven different itineraries.
Although the capital of Avila requires a visit of several days, as recognized by Jesús Parrado in “Ávila, a World Heritage Site”, the author of this guide proposes seven itineraries so as not to leave out a single corner of the city.
Published by Ediciones Lancia, this guide proposes, in 62 pages, to take a route that follows the urban layout, so that the various buildings can be approached as they appear to the visitor.
Parrado has grouped the monuments into feasible routes or itineraries that can be chosen according to taste or possibilities & nbsp; temporary tours of each person, understood as pleasant, relaxed walks and to facilitate their location in the map that opens the guide.
The Wall and its gates make up the first of the proposed itineraries, while the Cathedral, its square and the Chapel of the Virgen de las Nieves make up the second..
The tour can also be done following a third itinerary that makes up the palaces on León Núñez street, the Bracamonte complex, the Mercado Chico, the church of San Juan, the palace of the Dávila, the Torreón de los Guzmanes, the palace of Núñez Vela, the convent of La Santa, the Polentinos palace, the church of San Esteban and the palace of Don Juan de Henao.
Or, a fourth itinerary can be chosen that will take the visitor to know different churches and historical convents located outside the walls: San Segundo, Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza, San Martín, La Encarnación, San Andrés and San Francisco, today converted into a Municipal Auditorium.
A fifth route will take the visitor in Ávila to visit some unique points in the south of the city: the churches of San Nicolás and Santiago, the convent of Nuestra Señora de Gracia, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Las Vacas and, of course, the Real Monastery of Santo Tomás.
Although you can also get to know the capital of Avila following an itinerary that does not take us too far from the center and that will allow us to visit the Basilica of San Vicente, the Humilladero de la Vera Cruz, the house of the Deanes and Santo Tomé -converted into a Provincial Museum and warehouse. accessible from the museum- the Plaza de Santa Teresa or Mercado Grande, the church of San Pedro and the convent of the Conceptionist mothers.
Finally, the author proposes a last itinerary dedicated to convents such as San José or Las Madres, the first foundation of Santa Teresa; Santa Ana, headquarters of the Territorial Delegation of the Junta de Castilla y León in Ávila; Las Gordillas or, a little further away, San Antonio.
And all these routes, accompanied, in addition, by identifying photographs of the monuments and places that can be known, as well as a description of them that will allow the visitor not to miss a detail of what they can know in this Heritage City of The humanity.