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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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$85*
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Avila and Segovia from Madrid
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$82*
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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

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Fascinating place

Beautiful building stacked with history if you like old churches. Guided tour headphones very clear well worth a visit if your in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bob F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building stacked with history if you like old churches. Guided tour headphones very clear well worth a visit if your in the area

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone speaks about the walls surrounding the city, but true diamond of the city lies within the walls - the cathedral. Comparing it with the cathedrals in Leon, Toledo, Salamanca, I visited during my stay in this part of Spain, and which are quite more highly promoted, it would be definitely very hard to tell which one takes first place... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Avila just to know the walled city and we were in awe when we find the Cathedral . There is a fee to enter 5€ Adults, kids under 12 free and includes an audio guide, it is open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm and it's beautiful! You can take pictures and the entry includes... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

€5 pet head is too pricy but it does include the tour handset. Unfortunately the guide on the handset sounds like a teenager reading from a script. It lacks authority and depth.

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Thank James W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know something is old when it's started in one style and finished in another. The interior is a richly decorated site in itself but for me it was the outside style of the building that was most beautiful.

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Thank Nomeian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For 5€ you can enter this gorgeous church. Recommend getting the audio as every section has a meaning or some sort of symbolism that you'd never pick up on your own. At the alter there is a light switch which you can press that illuminates the alter area and is stunning. You can easily spend an hour here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I like visiting cathedrals, churches and found Avila Cathedral a great experience especially as they include an excellent free audio guide in the entrance price. The Cathedral in itself is fascinating and it adds to your understanding of the history of Avila. The tour takes about an hour and I would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Another interesting Spanish cathedral. Smaller than others in Spain. Built into the walls. Worth visiting when in Avila.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

What a lot is going on at this Cathedral. A blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles.... a change of construction materials from the red and white stone of the Romanesque portions to the pure white stone of the Gothic portions. The construction of the Cathedral, dedicated to San Salvador was initially started in 1095 shortly after the reconquest of Avila... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Part of the Cathedral forms part of the city walls. It is Romanesque and Gothic in style. Inside is a well decorated altar piece. The cathedral is controlled by a 5€ entrance fee. There is plenty of public parking around and is well signposted.

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