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Cathedral of Avila

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/211641
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Enchanting and reverent

Once again a very good audio guide system with numbered exhibitions. Much more interesting on the inside than it looks from the outside with different additions being built in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Milan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This cathedral was far nicer than the Salamanca one, which had many carvings of sadness torment and nightmare, which made me so sad I had to leave. The stained glass windows are modern and lovely. Also lovely is a large photo of actors playing the part of Saint Theresa on her deathbed. Spanish churches, eh?

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is one of the oldest gothic styles in Spain, even though it’s a combination of Romanesque and Gothic. One of the most interesting parts is it partially attached to the city walls.

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Andalusia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Audio-guides are included in the price of the ticket, but learn how to use them before you start your trek around the building. This wonderful example of a cathedral built to withstand the onslaught of religious war stands as a monument to Spanish Catholic beliefs. Nicely lit and easy on the eye, each corner provides a new insight. The cathedral´s... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Once again a very good audio guide system with numbered exhibitions. Much more interesting on the inside than it looks from the outside with different additions being built in different stone and style. Another reason to do the short wall walk as when you know what you are looking at you can appreciate this more from up there and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Cathedral is one of the oldest gothic style in Spain, what is the most interesting part is it partially attached to the city walls. Nice paintings, and the stories inside of it.

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Parksville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is simply a magnificent cathedral! every part of it is spectacular...from the alter to the art to the sculpting, tile, marble, gold, walls, ceilings, windows....all of it....the photos best show it's beauty. Do not miss an opportunity to see 'glory' in the making. The city is delightful...such history, beauty of it's own. Allow time to visit the cathedral (1... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Another beautiful cathedral, combination of Romanesque and Gothic. With admission you receive a recorded tour guide which helps a lot to catch the details. The relic of St. Teresa is not here but in her convent church.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There are phenomenal Cathedrals throughout Spanish cities but the Ávila Cathedral is different. It's small. You can visit the entire Cathedral in an hour (taking your time to see the details). The audio guide included in the entrance fee is very informative and allows a detailed look without missing anything.

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This trip was a pilgrimage to convents, and of course, the one of St. Terese on the celebration of her 500th birthday. The Cathedral is very impressive and established on the site of St. Terese's home. You will be able to see St. Terese's actual room, with furnishings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well restored and interesting cathedral with good English tour description with portable handpiece included in the entrance fee which was €4.50 for seniors.

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/211641
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila

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