Parador de Avila

16th Century Palace


Sitting atop the ancient city walls of Ávila, the Parador de Ávila is a captivating fortress hotel that immerses you in the rich history and grandeur of this medieval gem. Dating back to the 16th century, this architectural masterpiece seamlessly blends historic charm with modern comfort.

Step into the grand courtyard, where the echoes of centuries past reverberate through the air. The meticulously restored rooms and suites offer a regal retreat, with elegant furnishings and magnificent views of the city or the surrounding countryside.

Indulge in the flavors of Castilian cuisine at the Parador's restaurant, where traditional dishes are expertly crafted using locally sourced ingredients. Unwind in the cozy lounge, or take in the panoramic views from the terrace, as the ancient city unfurls before your eyes.Parador de Ávila is located in the former Palacio de Piedras Albas, a 16th-century palace in the historical centre of the city and overlooking its monumental walls. Its interior is intimate and cosy, the rooms are spacious which makes them perfect for rest and relaxation, and the dining room overlooks the garden and the wall through a glass-walled patio. This makes the Parador a majestic site, in keeping with many of the buildings you can find in this World Cultural Heritage city.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference suites and meetings
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Airport: 125 km.
  • Distance to Train Station: 3 km.
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking Garage
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite Dish
  • Wireless Internet - WIFI. Free

  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 5
  • Minibar
  • Places: 122
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 4
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 6
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 46


  • Fiestas de verano (summer festivals): July.
  • Santa Teresa: 15th of October.


  • Active Tourism
  • Horse
  • Micro-lights

Interesting Places

  • Madrigal de las Altas Torres (75 km.)
    Palace of Juan II.
    15th Century.
    Iglesias Mudejares (Arabic-style churches).
    Remains of the ancient city walls.
  • Riofrío and the Farm of San Idelfonso (Segovia).
    National Heritage.
    Monastery of Las Huelgas (Burgos), National Heritage.
  • Arévalo (50 km.)
  • Sierra de Gredos (79 km.)
  • Convent of Santa Clara (Tordesillas), National Heritage.
  • Ávila
    Basilica of San Vincente.
    The convents of Santa Teresa and Santo Tomás.
    Cuatro Postes (four-posted monument).
    City walls.

Regional Menu

Try the Judías de El Barco.

Whilst admiring a spectacular view of the city walls you can enjoy the Judías de El Barco (local bean dish), the pucheretes teresianos (pork and vegetable stew), a nice sized veal chop, roast suckling pig or the exquisite yemas de Santa Teresa (delicious egg yolk dessert).