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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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  • To the be a cathedral fortress has some details curious, as that in some places of the Cathedral, the walls are the own wall of the city.
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  • We spent several hours in the cathedral after paying a small fee to enter. We found the artifacts inside this cathedral to be some of the best we had seen while in Italy or Spain. The cathedral itself...  more »
  • I recommend a visit to the Cathedral of Avila to go with a guide or with the audoguia offered at the Cathedral to discover all its secrets and stories. Very nice the first phase of the Cathedral with "bloody stone" and the details for the entire Cathedral. There are the remains of Adolfo Suares and his wife. We recommend your tour.
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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.