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Cathedral of Avila

Plaza de la Catedral, Avila, Spain
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Avila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Auckland, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
72 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

But after going in and seeing so much beautiful architecture, altars, relics, it was well worth it. The altars made of gold, the intricate carvings, the religious paintings and the sacristy are all awe inspiring.

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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Going to this cathedral was truly an eye-opener. The history was fascinating, particularly learning about Saint Teresa and how the Saints were dismembered and given to different cathedrals. The cathedral is beautiful and in a wonderful part of Avila.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really these cathedrals should be on everyone's list. It is peak into a time that was calmer,full of faith and strength in each person. The church is slowly trying to rennovate the areas and the cathedral is a nice delight to visit.

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Thurles, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Visited this using the family tourist ticket available from the tourist office opposite this church. €29 for a family with 4 kids under 12 - well worth the money as we got into all the tourist attractions in Avila. Kids had had enough by the time we visited here (spent whole day in Avila) so didn't spend much time in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

And, I found it very helpful. Travelling from Madrid Airport to Avila was, as I had been assured, easy by Avanzabus; I made bookings to Segovia, Salamanca & Madrid by internet before we left - and it all worked out very well - & puntually. The Cathedral in Avila was not so impressive, for me - but, then, I was... More

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Aviles, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The audioguide for this visit is comprehensive. I enjoyed it in January although my son and his girlfriend gave up on it this August. They were impressed by the coloured stonework on the inside. I am always drawn back to the hermaphrodite wodwos flanking the main door: look at what they are standing on and see if you agree wiith... More

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Murcia, Spain
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A magnificent structure, which remains a place of pilgrimage and devotion. Wonderful design, superb construction a master piece of Spain's Golden age.

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USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

You can peak through the screen after the entrance to get an idea about the place. Sorry the entrance fee is very steep... I did not go inside for a detailed look. The exterior is lovely however. Oh...no photos, btw. Even if you buy the ticket!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a "nice to see" place as we needed a break from the walls. We took some pictures and peaked inside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I didn't have much time to look around the cathedral as I was awaiting a taxi to take us to Madrid Airport but from what i saw it was well worth a visit. Lovely interior. Walls very decorative and seemed to light up in an orange hue. reasonable admission price as well

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