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Free Legends Tour of Avila

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We liked a lot. Our guide Jesús has captured our interest from the beginning to the end of the tour mixing legends and anecdotes with the history of Ávila.
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Discover the hidden face of Ávila with this legends night tour through the historical center of the famous walled city to learn all about this fascinating place.

Discover the hidden face of Ávila with this legends night tour through the historical center of the famous walled city to learn all about this fascinating place.

Free Legends Tour of Avila

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

We'll 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'll 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 tour through the narrow streets of Ávila, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared World Heritage, we'll 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'll hear all about during the tour.

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

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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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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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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.


English speaking guide specialized in the history of Avila.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Varies according to the attraction included.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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


Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

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

Paseo de El Rastro

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Where does the activity end?

Paseo de El Rastro

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