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Cathedral of Avila

Address: Plaza de la Catedral, Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/211641
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Ranked #7 of 28 Attractions in Avila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Anyone you decides to visit Avila in the first place will have seen in any guide book that this is the most important site in the city ialonwith the walled surroundings.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fabulous cathedral - billed as the oldest Gothic church in Spain. In addition to the wonderful interior, there are numerous rooms housing artifacts and treasures, particularly silverware - well worth exploring. It's a great visit and a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This cathedral overwhelms the small square it stands in and is included in the city wall. There is a small fee to get inside, but it is a lovely place in a lovely city..

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Toronto
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It is hard to say enough about the cathedrals in Spain. Some many different ones, all spectacular in their own unique way. Avila is worth a visit

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This cathedral does not look like anything special from the outside, but it is much bigger and impressive on the inside. Built over centuries it combines different styles and very interesting.

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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It seems such a shame that they charge to go into a church. I have no problem in making a donation. We decided not to pay to go in as the cathedral appeared to be void of pews etc. and that the viewing area was very limited.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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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