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Cathedral of Avila

Address: Plaza de la Catedral, Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/211641
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Ranked #8 of 28 Attractions in Avila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This Cathedral is elegant and you almost feel that you are living in the time when it was built. They make you pay to get in which is a bit unusual but since it feels like being in a museum I guess it´s all right.

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Ovilla, Texas, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took an all-day bus tour from Madrid (I think it cost $75 Euro each) to visit both Avila and Segovia. The tour included lunch and admissions to the Cathedral and the fort at Segovia. Upon entering the Cathedral there is a small ornate chapel in a very small room left of the altar, where Saint Teresa and nuns worshipped.... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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