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Free Mysteries and Legends Tour of Avila
Activities in Ávila

Free Mysteries and Legends Tour of Avila

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We have loved the visit. María José is a very good guide and knows the stories and anecdotes of the city very well. Highly recommended!
10 Sandra María
  • Free
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours

Discover the hidden face of Ávila with this mysteries and legends night tour through the historical center of the walled city. Best of all, it's FREE!

Free Mysteries and Legends Tour of Avila

When the evening falls on the skies of Castile, the walls of Ávila seem to protect disturbing mysteries and legends, impregnable secrets sheltered by its thick walls. To discover these enigmas we will meet up at the scheduled time in front of the Puerta del Alcázar, located in the central Plaza de Santa Teresa de Jesús.

We will begin this free tour of Avila by walking down the Calle de la Cruz Vieja, better known as the Street of Life and Death. After revealing its legend, we will go to the portico of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to meet the strange stone beings that guard this iconic temple, the first Gothic cathedral in Spain.

Following the route through the narrow streets of Ávila, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared World Heritage, we will reach the elegant facade of the Basilica of San Vicente. The construction of this Romanesque jewel also has a very strong link with a certain legend, which you will hear all about during the tour.

We will then pass through other parts of the city such as the Plaza del Ayuntamiento square until we stop in front of the Puerta del Rastro, the scene of an eternal love story. Very close by is the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus, which we stop in front of to hear some of the secrets of this mystical figure.

We will make the next stop on another of the pontoons in the wall of Ávila: the Gate of Misfortune. You will learn about the story that gave this landmark its name. Then, after two hours, we will finish this amazing free tour on the picturesque Paseo de El Rastro.

Group size

On this free tour of Avila, reservations for more than 6 people are not allowed.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 30% of their maximum capacity.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 30% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide specialized in the history of Avila.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Puerta del Alcázar (Plaza de Santa Teresa de Jesús).