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Basilica de San Vicente, Avila
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Just outside the walls of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente is a 12th-century Romanesque church with notable Gothic architecture. The basilica sits on the site where three Christian martyrs were killed after their refusal to worship pagan gods. Don’t miss the intricate cloisters along the side of the church and the altar. The stones used in the interior are eye-catching, marked with a red coloration that comes from iron. Be sure to see the tomb of Saint Vincent, which is sculpted to depict the story of his torture and execution. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica de San Vicente by using our Avila family vacation planner.
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  • The outside and the door are precious, the part inside too, although the audio guide speaks to you as if you'd much of architecture, but the site is nice
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  • This church basilica is quite peculiar with the stone red typical of Ávila. Deserves the penalty walk by them outside of the walls and see these buildings so beautiful.
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  • Small, very careful, very beautiful, impressive construction, and helped of the audioguide, is an of them visits required of them monuments of Avila
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  • Very convenient Church for Sunday mass. Right outside the wall and next to the information center. Very peaceful experience.
  • Unique and beautiful piece of Castilian Romanesque church. Don't forget to visit the interior. You will be delighted by the shades of yellow and red of the stones and the cleanness of the stone arches and vaults. The transept crossing is a jewel in it's simplicity.
  • Would like to go again in flesh
  • Fantastic. The Cenotaph is a Romanesque European art jewellery. €2.30 with audioguide included.
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  • It is nice, we could also go free, if you are going to have few days may fit you, if you want only one day would have to evaluate it.
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