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.
This is obviously a key place to visit. I recommend you take the time to really feel the energy of Avila and the cathedral. There is deep spirituality here since pre-christian times. Enjoy!
The Cathedral itself is great but it's a shame that in Spain they charge you to get into a place of worship. They are treating this as a tourist attraction by imposing a fee but they won't let you take pictures!
Older and bigger than the Segovia Cathedral, that we had just visited the day before. It's curious to see the "bloody" stone of the Avila Cathedral (I don't remember having seen anything like that before).
A magnificent building with fantastic architecture.There is much to see in the cathedral, fantastic carvings and paintings.Take your time walking around there is so much to see and things could easily be missed by rushing.It can get chilly inside the Cathedral even on a hot day.
I've never seen such an interested hodge-podge of architectural styles, but it all worked together. We really enjoyed it, except for the fact that it was bitterly cold inside so take a jacket! It was also very disappointing not to be allowed to take photographs (which I do respectfully in a church and with no flash).
You have to wonder how a small city like Avila could afford to construct the walls, the Cathedral and all the churches. The inside of the Cathedral is like a medieval time capsule. There are many treasures here so go slow.
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