Temple of the black Iberian veal from Avila
The cuisine at the Parador de Ávila is a true reflection of the gastronomy of Avila, marked by hearty dishes full of flavour. A menu which highlights the cuts of the Avileña Negra Ibérica 100% native breed veal, pork products, pulses from Barco de Ávila, the humble but unbeatable 'patatas revolconas con torreznos’ (potato and paprika purée with fried pork belly) and the sweets, represented by the 'Yemas de Santa Teresa’ (egg yolk sweets).
surrounded by the iconic city wall
Through a glassed-in patio, from the palatial dining hall of the Piedras Albas Restaurant you can admire the beautiful views of the garden and the iconic city wall while you enjoy some beans from El Barco or some pucheretes teresianos (pork and vegetable stew), a good grilled steak or a roast suckling pig and the exquisite home-made yemas (egg yolks). A menu based on traditional cuisine, with classic dishes dominated by local products such as meats and beans.
Type of kitchen
Traditional from Avila
Ternera Avileña T-bone steak and chops, beans from El Barco, yolks (home-made at the Parador).
Spain's highest capital
The Parador is surrounded by gardens where you can explore an archaeological collection of sarcophagi, baptismal fonts and a boar from the 5th century BCE. Its restaurant offers traditional Castilian delights such as beans from El Barco, pucherete teresiano (pork and vegetable stew), a veal cutlet, roast suckling pig or the delicious sweets called yemas de Santa Teresa, indelibly associated with Ávila. Additionally, once every year the Parador holds a Gastronomic Conference of the Judías del Barco beans.
You’ll love wandering through the streets of Ávila’s old quarter, strolling along the ramparts of the city walls and visiting the first Gothic cathedral in Spain, where you can admire the impressive altarpiece by Pedro Berruguete. The Sierra de Gredos National Park is an hour away and another good option for nature lovers.