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San Vicente is one of the oldest churches in Avila, built just outside the city walls. Built in Romanesque (Norman) style, it houses the tomb of the original city patrons. The original portico is well worth a look.
If you’re limited on time choose this church to tour while in Avila. The Basilica San Vincente is a Romanesque jewel with its richly decorated golden altar and golden crypt below. The long central nave is topped with ribbed vaults above pillars defined by Corinthian...More
The Basilica of San Vicente is Avila's most important church after the cathedral. The Romanesque church stands on the spot where Saint Vincent is believed to have been martyred in AD 300. His sisters Cristeta and Sabian were also martyred for refusing to worship pagan...More
So much to see here. So much history - great story of the 3 martyrs. Wonderful architecture and carvings. And do not miss the crypt! Make sure you get the audio guide. Only a couple of euros to go in and worth it.
I went there in the morning and it was open. As per their website it is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6:30 pm during the summer season (April to October) but tourists are not allowed in during ceremonies. Best to check... More
I went there in the morning and it was open. As per their website it is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6:30 pm during the summer season (April to October) but tourists are not allowed in during ceremonies. Best to check with them to be sure.