Palace of the Davila / Palace of Abrantes
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".
- Civil engineering
- Predominant styles:
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages, Early modern period
Pza. de Pedro Dávila. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.
Centro de Recepción de Visitantes of Ávila
Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.
Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371
Fax: 920 254 200
Oficina de Turismo Regional of Ávila
- Thursday: 16:00 – 18:00
Remarks: Ask in the palace
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