Catedral de Avila, Avila

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
Catedral de Avila, built as a planned cathedral-fortress and incorporated into the city’s walls, mixes Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries, the cathedral features 24 pieces depicting the life of Jesus, the Evangelists, and the Apostles hanging in the altar. Admire the collection of carvings and paintings in the vast space, the stained-glass windows that date to the 15th century, and the choir section carved out of walnut, which was completed in 1546. Put Catedral de Avila on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Avila day trip planning app.
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  • The exterior of this cathedral isn’t the prettiest to look at but there is some excellent masonry work above and around the main doors. I liked the lions along the perimeter of the church and a look.....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this cathedral. It is so beautiful inside, with plenty to see of interest. The entry price of a few euros includes a guide on your mobile phone, in English. It made....  more »
  • Fabulous place. Great staff. I did not notice that I could go up the tower for 2E extra but staff let me add on later. It is the best cathedral I have ever been to.
  • Wow what a place well worth a detour or a day trip from madrid. You will not be disappointed. Walking around the castle walls and inside is such a surreal expierence in this day and age

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