The wall of Ávila, the Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás, which was the summer residence of the Catholic Monarchs, or the Palace of Los Verdugo and the chapel of Mosén Rubí, both from the 16th century, are just some of the monuments of Ávila, al outreach of tourism & nbsp; thanks to & nbsp; the X Open Doors Days held on May 9 and 10, 2009.
The X Open Doors Days in Ávila allow tourists and residents of Avila to visit eight monumental spaces in the city for free, including the Wall & nbsp; de Ávila and the recently opened Municipal Exhibition and Congress Center.
Thanks to the initiative of the Ávila City Council, a constant trickle of people is being registered to visit the eight open spaces for free, in collaboration with other institutions and religious congregations.
The purpose of this tourist proposal, according to the Deputy Mayor for Culture and Tourism, Áureo Martín, is to sensitize the population about the rich historical and artistic heritage that this city has and to deepen their knowledge.
Along with the four aforementioned monuments, throughout the weekend you can also visit the convent of San José-Las Madres, the first foundation of Santa Teresa in 1562, the museums of Santa Teresa and Ávila and the recently opened Municipal Congress Center and North Canvas Exhibitions.
Áureo Martín has highlighted the interest that the Municipal Congress and Exhibition Center is awakening, since we have included it together with the Los Verdugo Palace as great novelties of this edition and it stands out for its modernity, which contrasts with the rest of the open monumental spaces.
As was the case last year, this edition has also scheduled guided tours for people with disabilities, with a sign language interpreter.
The sites chosen for these accessible visits are the Wall, in the section of the Puerta del Puente, the Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás and the Municipal Congress and Exhibition Center.
The effort that Ávila is making to be an increasingly accessible city is remarkable and with that philosophy this afternoon will take place the first guided visit for people with disabilities to the Royal Monastery of Santo Tomás, while the accessible routes through the Wall and the Canvas North will take place tomorrow.
The budget allocated by the City Council of Avila to this tourist initiative, which aims to publicize its monumental treasures, amounts to 3,000 euros this year.