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Cathedral of Avila

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral | 8, 05001 Avila, Spain
Phone Number: +34 920 21 16 41
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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$81.00*
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Avila and Segovia from Madrid
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$77.76*
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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

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Church and Fortress

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reston VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Be sure you take the audio tour, the amazing vaulted ceilings made out of a pink stained marble are amazing and one wonders how builders and engineers accomplished this construction. It was started during the XII century and of course was built into the lovely walls of the fortified town of Avila.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited with no real expectations but knew that Cathedrals are normally wonderful places to visit when exploring Spain. We purchased the audio tour which comes in a variety of languages and spent a number of hours looking, listening, exploring and learninget. The cathedral itself is absolutely beautiful with the special stone used to construct the central part especially stunning.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

One of the stops of the day tour in Avila, the tour guide told us about the history of the Cathedral and worth the time to know more about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is really a must see, it is a beautiful building, and the inside is extremely wonderful with the many different stones and marbles they used, the paintings, sculptures and stained glass windows! The entrance price is low and the auto guides a bargain and very useful, all in all an awesome place to visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

no comparison to the Cathedral of Salamanca. Small but nice, unpretentious. take a qalk om this small city is nice and lovely

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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The most amazing cathedral I've visited. Guided tour with audio. Fantastic with various churches built together into a cathedral. Different building styles and amazing stucco work. Count on an hour visit. Well spent time

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