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City of Ávila, Spain

17/01/2012 | 0 comments

Photo of walls of ÁvilaPhoto. Walls of Ávila. (City of Ávila / LHAC)

The City of Ávila, Spain, won the first EU Access City Award in 2010.

As a tourist attraction it is especially known for its well-preserved medieval city walls and many heritage sites which have been carefully adapted to make them accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Ávila is a member of the League of Historical and Accessible Cities (LHAC), a project established by the European Foundation Centre.

The main aim of the League of Historical and Accessible Cities is to improve the accessibility of historical towns promoting, at the same time, sustainable tourism development and the protection of cultural heritage.

The City of Ávila was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.

To learn more about the urban accessibility programme of Ávila and the LHAC, visit Ávila's webpage on the LHAC website

Download the Ávila City Access Guide in PDF format (Spanish) from the right-hand panel.

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Language(s): EN | ES
Acronym: Ávila
Countries: Spain


Publisher: City of Ávila

Target Group(s)

Academics / teachers | Consumers / travellers / tourists | Non-governmental organisations | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | Organisations of older people | People with disabilities | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Students | Tour operators | Travel agents


Accessibility information, access guides | Ancient monuments | Architecture, design and planning | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Customer relations | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Heritage | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Museums and galleries | Policy, legislation | Religion | Special services for disabled visitors | Standards | Tourist information services