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Catedral de Ávila, Avila

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Religious Site
Catedral de Ávila, built as a planned cathedral-fortress and incorporated into the city’s walls, mixes Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries, the cathedral features 24 pieces depicting the life of Jesus, the Evangelists, and the Apostles hanging in the altar. Admire the collection of carvings and paintings in the vast space, the stained-glass windows that date to the 15th century, and the choir section carved out of walnut, which was completed in 1546. To visit Catedral de Ávila and other attractions in Avila, use our Avila family vacation planner.
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  • It is a beautiful gothic cathedral dedicated to El Salvador. Perfectly integrated in the wall with his cimorro or apse stresses inside a construction with stone Cali bleeding. I loved the high relief of the retrochoir and the rose window and the Gothic stained glass windows that provide a "mystical" light inside. It also highlights the main altarpiece of the Altar which was started by Pedro Berruguete. In the cloister, former President Adolfo Suárez Government is buried along with his wife. In the area of the Museum you can see works of El Greco and Luis de Morales among others. With the entry (5€) get an audioguide. If you are going to visit Avila two days, I recommend the Visitavila tourist card for €15, which gives access to 11 monuments (with entering the wall, Cathedral, Basilica of San Vicente and Palace Superunda already have it redemption).
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  • Styles mingle in this Cathedral and the tour is exciting if you take the audioguide.
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  • It is not my favorite Cathedral, but it is pretty. It is very valuable artistic, religious and cultural, it is worth seeing. It is buried - among other many people-Alfonso Suárez. It is the first time that I see a contemporary buried in a cathedral.
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  • liked the docu and am sure glad goggle gives a translation option. I really cannot wait to take a trip to Spain. Just seeing the videos I'm sure I could live there for the rest of my lives.........♋..🔛..♓.........👫
  • Beautiful Cathedral, well worth the admission. Great audio guide included. A must see if in Avila.
  • One of the most Important building in Avila.
  • Beautiful cathedral
  • 8€ for a church?! Didnt go in.