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Cathedral of Avila

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Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

We were told the cathedral was opened in 1172 but there is some doubt as to when work began on the building. Built in Gothic and Romanesque style, it's an impressive sight with part of its structure forming a section of the Walls of Avila....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed February 1, 2019

They told us they were revising it. No history of Cathedral or town, just dry information about architectural features and architects.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeffmmanila
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The museum is well worth the time. There is an entry fee to the Cathedral, which surprised me. Also no facilities for ease of nature publicly available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E817BHedwardm
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is a beautiful cathedral. Wonderful altarpieces and high vaulted ceilings. The outer wall forms part of the protective city wall. Could use some restoration funds. Still, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PaulLuehrmann
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Even if it does not impress outside, the cathedral is impressive inside. Full of history, wonderful sculptures, special chapels, the cathedral offers a history lesson of these places.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

The Cathedral is a must see attraction in Avila and a visit is made much better by the fact that the cathedral provides visitors with an audioguide. You might not find every one of the points, and I certainly did not follow them in order...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Norman E
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

From the outside it just looks like a large and rather old church. The square it sits in is nothing special although the walls around the town are. Once inside however it is majestic. It’s a must see. The architecture is amazing. The alter is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

During our day trip we didn't have time to go in but it's still worth getting some pictures of this historic cathedral.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken Q
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

With the use of blood stone an iron oxide colouring red patches within the rock the effect is incredible in contrast to the grey granite columns that support these incredible arched ceilings The museum is really worth a visit and the magnificent silver Sacristy worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bootrav
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Interesting story behind the missing right hand tower but the fact it wasn't built doesn't detract from the beauty of the church but with so many spectacular churches in Spain it's hard to pick which is the most interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from PREMACHANDRAN T | Reviewed this property |
It is from 9 am to 6 pm. Please google it with the name st. Barbra cathedral and you will get this information. It varies from months to months