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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Oldest Gothic Cathedral in Spain

Well restored and interesting cathedral with good English tour description with portable handpiece included in the entrance fee which was €4.50 for seniors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This is simply a magnificent cathedral! every part of it is spectacular...from the alter to the art to the sculpting, tile, marble, gold, walls, ceilings, windows....all of it....the photos best show it's beauty. Do not miss an opportunity to see 'glory' in the making. The city is delightful...such history, beauty of it's own. Allow time to visit the cathedral (1... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Another beautiful cathedral, combination of Romanesque and Gothic. With admission you receive a recorded tour guide which helps a lot to catch the details. The relic of St. Teresa is not here but in her convent church.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There are phenomenal Cathedrals throughout Spanish cities but the Ávila Cathedral is different. It's small. You can visit the entire Cathedral in an hour (taking your time to see the details). The audio guide included in the entrance fee is very informative and allows a detailed look without missing anything.

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This trip was a pilgrimage to convents, and of course, the one of St. Terese on the celebration of her 500th birthday. The Cathedral is very impressive and established on the site of St. Terese's home. You will be able to see St. Terese's actual room, with furnishings.

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poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well restored and interesting cathedral with good English tour description with portable handpiece included in the entrance fee which was €4.50 for seniors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An amazing Romanesque/Gothic/Renaissance cathedral. The audio tour was extremely detailed, supplying more information than we really could absorb. I wish the audio tour had been like that at San Vicente.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Catedral's austere look matches that of Ávila's, so much that it's actually embedded on the walls. Inside, the parts around and behind the altar are the most impressive, built with a red-and-white granite typical of the region. It's a pretty imposing building, seen from almost everywhere in the city. Well worth the 5€ entrance fare.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

While the buiding itself is quite impression the accompanying audio tour is not. You end up spending most of your time trying to figure out what they are talking about and by the time you do, that section has ended. Plus, at one point you are in front of the main alter and they don't even mention it in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A very imposing cathedral just adjacent to the walls and it is located in a very charming square full of old and interesting buildings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The cathedral forms part of the defensive wall of the town. Following the audioguide tour requires a bit of hunting around, but it is a fine place with magnificent details

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/211641
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila

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