Ávila is a city located in the Castile and León region of central Spain.
It is known for its well-preserved medieval walls, which encircle the historic center of the city and are considered one of the best examples of medieval fortification in Europe. The walls were built in the 11th century to protect the city from invading Moors, and they have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to the walls, Ávila is also known for its Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with many churches and monasteries dating back to the Middle Ages. Some of the most notable landmarks in the city include the Cathedral of Ávila, the Basilica of San Vicente, and the Convent of Saint Teresa.
Ávila is also famous for its gastronomy, with local specialties including roast suckling pig, beans from El Barco de Ávila, and Yemas de Santa Teresa, a traditional sweet made from egg yolks.