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Catedral de Ávila, Avila

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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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  • This is one of the earliest Gothic cathedrals in the Castile region and one of Frommer’s and Fodor’s favorites. It has a prominent Gothic look on the outside and inside with a classical, plain edifice...  more »
  • The cathedral is significant more for it's historic value than because of it's architecture. Nonetheless, it is certainly well worth a visit.  more »
  • Built as a Cathedral-fortress, the Cathedral of Avila is an integral part of the famous Walls of Avila. As it should be for a fortress, the 12th or even 11th century, the castle-like austere exterior ...  more »
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  • A feast for the eyes and for the soul. The color of the stone used duality is unparalleled. The golden hues that are enhanced in all corners help to enhance the shapes and geometries.
  • Beautiful on the outside. The museum is small yet interesting, if you wish to pay for maybe 1-2 hours
  • Very impressive this cathedral. A must visit, so no spoilers in my review.
  • An absolutely stunning cathedral that boasts many hundreds of years history.
  • Very unique. Entry ticket 5 Eur.