Mansion built from the 14th to the 16th centuries by Don Pedro Davila y Zúñiga, first Marquis de las Navas and third count del Risco, using the same material as the ramparts and strong rubble.

The palace stretches from the Puerta del Rastro to the church of Santo Tomé el Nuevo. The south side is protected because it is attached to the ramparts and has access to them. To the north there are parapets with loopholes and machicolations covering the doors with lengthened voussoirs. The architecture of the palace is not in one single style and the various alterations and phases of construction are clearly visible. A window, that used to be a door, stands between two fountains with heads of wolves and a plinth with the inscription "When one door closes, another opens".

Historical Data

Architecture:
Civil engineering
Construction:
Palace
Predominant styles:
Gothic
Historical Period:
Middle Ages, Early modern period

Address

Pza. de Pedro Dávila. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

More information

Tourist Office of Ávila

Address:

Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200

Email: turismo@ayuntavila.com

Website: http://www.avilaturismo.com

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Thursday: 16:00 – 18:00

Tickets

Free

Remarks: Ask in the palace

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