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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  • August 19, 2017
    Located just outside the city walls, the church is built in the Roman style and dates back to the twelfth century although construction continued into the fourteenth century. The church is located at ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Visit input although it incorporates audio guide. Worth a visit it, if you want can fit without entry among the masses, but make it in detail.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We did a tour together with the Cathedral and part of the wall, perhaps the most handsome is the exterior night view. The explanations of the guides, were most curious since within okay no more.
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  • Amazing basilica with incredible history. Very cheap too! Only €2.30 per person.
  • 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
  • Free entrance. Very beautiful both inside and out. It is located in an easy accessible place close to the walls, monuments and tourist office.
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