Cathedral of Avila, Avila

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Cathedral of 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 Cathedral of Avila on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Avila day trip planning app .
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  • The cathedral is a Gothic/Romanesque building with beautiful facades. The front doors are beautiful examples of the Gothic style with the "pantocrator", Christ Ruler of the universe, and the coronatio...  more »
  • pretty impressive structure. Lots to see in various rooms and such. It's also a cool relief from the summer heat!  more »
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  • 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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