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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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The Cathedral, together with the mediaeval walls and St. Theresa's museum, are the three attractions that justify a visit to Avila. The Cathedral is great, and more austere than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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San Isidro, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral, together with the mediaeval walls and St. Theresa's museum, are the three attractions that justify a visit to Avila. The Cathedral is great, and more austere than the great Cathedrals in southern Spain. I recommend using the audioguides, where you can get very good explanations.

Thank ebertello
Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is a fine stop but if you have seen others - this does not stick out. The walking guide is helpful and worth it.

Thank Montclairite
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to visit, but not something impressive as the cathedrals that can be seen in the rest of Spain.

Thank AndreRezende
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So incredibly beautiful-the architecture, the art, the history. Reverent and serene and a true pleasure to experience it with other visitors appreciating all of it's beauty. A definite must see while in Avila.

Thank librarychick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Spent about an hour walking around the cathedral and listening to the audio guided tour. The paintings, architecture and history was very interesting

1 Thank Hadzi
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Welcome to Avila, a quiet Spanish interior town, a beautiful gothic cathedral. Situated in the heart of Avila Old town, Unesco World Patrimony, this cathedral is an imposing stone building that deserves a slow visit.

6 Thank Carlos B
Manhattan, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

You can spend three days in this building and you will still be discovering things that you haven't noticed before. The quality (and the amount!) of the art is astonishing. Remember to keep pushing the buttons that make the lights remain on. The cathedral is definitely less "proud" than the one in Toledo but it has several things in it... More 

Thank Witoldzio
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This imposing building partially belongs also to fortification system of Avila with its apse being one of the turrets of the city walls. Gothic and Romanesque - construction started in 11th or 12th century and finished in 15th (sic!). That makes Avila cathedral one of the first gothic cathedrals of Spain. Entrance is through the north door, you'll get an... More 

Thank KrisD_pl
Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very impressive visit to the oldest gothic cathedral in Spain. Very good comments of audio-guide able us to obtain a depht knowledge and awesome experience of the history and traditions of the city of Ávila.

Thank Medi87
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Not the largest cathedral but worthy of a town this size and the ornate and intricate statue carving is worth an second look.

Thank Doug H

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