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Cathedral of Avila

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
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+34 920 21 16 41
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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$80.77*
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Beautiful cathedral with a look into the lives of bishops

A truly beautiful cathedral, make sure to visit all the side rooms showing old paintings, church 'silverware', bishops gowns, old hand painted/written books and much more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stefan S
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Tzaneen, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Spain and is spectacular. The marble used inside has various colours and the effect is very appealing. The stained glass windows are beautiful and one remains awestruck during the whole visit.There is also an El Greco painting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the oldest and first example of Gothic architecture in Spain. Its construction started in the 11th century. It was built as a fortified cathedral and it's part of the wall system. It's very well-preserved and the interior is amazing showing lots of artwork. This is a very enjoyable visit. The entrance ticket is only 5 euros.

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Thank Carlos N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful cathedral, make sure to visit all the side rooms showing old paintings, church 'silverware', bishops gowns, old hand painted/written books and much more illustrating the rich lives of bishops (and poor live of common people). A must if you visit Avila.

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Thank Stefan S
Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

In order to get access to the Cathedral you have to pay but you get an audioguide that explains you the different parts of the building and the chapels.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

A century cathedral XII Gothic extraordinarily high and will reveal depsebite religious objects, houses several graves of famous individuals such as Bishop El Tostado. Also do not miss to see a silver shrine and altar Renaissance.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

A beautiful cathedral packed with history, artworks, and comes with a very informative audio guide. Please note that all the churches in Avila are functioning ones, so tourists are not allowed in during Mass. That being said, Mass, becomes a truly moving and meditative experience because of the quiet. Don't miss the secret passage!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Avila Cathedral is a wonderful example of medieval architecture and gothic style church. You will not be disappointed.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

When constructed back in the 12th century, this early Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral served the dual purpose of church and fortress. The apse is actually one of the town wall’s turrets! Go inside to admire the colorful red and white stones. The sacristy has a beautiful star-shaped cupola. Price of admission includes an audio guide. Use the coin press near... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral that is part of this town fortress. It is a great tour that takes you through the churches and some of the local history that is so much a part of this wonderful structure.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Cathedral of Avila is an excellent example of medieval architecture and is one of the oldest gothic style cathedrals in Spain. The outside is rather plain but inside is well worth a visit. The fee includes an audio guide which is very informative.

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