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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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A very distinctive cathedral

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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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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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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Kildare
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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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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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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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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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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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