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Cathedral of Avila

Plaza de la Catedral, Avila, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Avila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Murcia, Spain
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Granada, Spain
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In layout the cathedral was more like a monastery, with the church built into the city wall on one side of the cloister. Further rooms leading off the cloister house artefacts, vestments and manuscripts. The cathedral is not the most impressive but the red stonework contrasted with the white stonework reflecting the different ages in its development. No photography or... More

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Northland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The cathedral was built into the wall of the city in the 12C giving an interesting appearance from the outside. The museum has all sorts of old manuscripts and vestments used over the centuries.

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Ericeira, Portugal
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A different type of catedral, more like a fortress from the outside. Inside the red stone, (due to the presence of iron in it), makes the look quite interesting. One thing in particular, its not allowed to use vídeo or photografic cameras, but everyone does, no one cares.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

From the outside this looks like a fortress (which is what it was). Inside, however, it is beautiful and spacious with unusual stone, lovely complicated arches, and a slit to look into the recently discovered secret passageway. It costs €4 to get in, and theoretically you are not allowed to take photographs, but everybody was snapping away without anybody taking... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This isn't the most exciting cathedral you could ever see. Not as dull as Valladolid to be fair, but just not up there with the best of them. The most interesting part is the peculiar blood red stone, which is in half the cathedral. However, with the other half still being in white stone, you get this odd effect of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Not the most impressive cathedral from the outside. Although where it is positioned within the walled city is a very interesting area. Well worth a visit.

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