Standing on the spit formed by the rivers Arevalillo and Adaja, which come together under the castle, this is a fine example of Ávila’s Mudejar architecture. A site that has witnessed the comings and goings of various cultures ’ the Christians, Moors and Jews ’ it also boasts one of the finest Jewish quarters in all Castile.

The royal court visited the fortress during the 16th century and the town prospered thanks to the time Isabella the Catholic, her mother and grandson Ferdinand spent there. The town centre is well worth a visit due to its fascinating squares, churches and famous tower. The wide range of monuments, natural landscapes and culinary delights makes this an attractive area for tourists, whose cultural wealth is a fine example of everything Castile has to offer.