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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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  • It's not as impressive as the cathedrals of Salamanca (far from it), Segovia or Madrid, but by curiosity of one of the towers to be part of the structure of the Church.
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  • When constructed back in the 12th century, this early Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral served the dual purpose of church and fortress. The apse is actually one of the town wall’s turrets! Go inside to ...  more »
  • Excellent state of preservation of history and culture, good exhibitions of art, multilingual, a good supply of products for souvenirs.
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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.