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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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$84*
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Avila and Segovia from Madrid
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$90*
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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

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Excellent audio guide makes a visit to Avila Cathedral very worth while

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lee D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very old, but well preserved cathedral, interesting facade and magnificent altar. Well worth a visit.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A must see if you are in Avila, lovel old Cathedral keep you busy for an hour looking up. There are guided tours, very small shop

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

our tour guide took us only through the facade. Not sure if we didn't have the time or it isn't open to public. From outside atleast there are better places to visit than this one.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a wonderful Cathedral and the audio tour is absolutely essential. Some of the history and works of art the silver work is magnificent but the place is cold!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

After seeing many cathedrals in Spain, this one was much like the rest. There was not anything particularly unique about it except the age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A visit to this Catherdral combines history, power, religion, art and architecture. The building forms part of the city walls, which highlights church and state were one and that Spain has seen many periods of war. In side the catherdral is very cold and dark, with an imposing interior. The treasury is full of gold and silver items. The wealth... More 

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