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Catedral de Avila

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Ávila, Spain.

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'Built into the old ramparts of Avila, this cold, austere cathedral and fortress (begun in 1099) bridges the gap between the Romanesque and the Gothic, and, as such, enjoys a certain distinction in Spanish architecture. One local writer compared it to a granite mountain. The interior is unusual, built with a mottled red-and-white stone.'


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“Medieval walls surrounding the sacred town of Avila”

One of the finest remnants of Europe's medieval era, the walled town of Avila was sacred to an ancient Celtiberian culture long before the arrival of the Romans or Christians. Captured by the Arab Moors in 714 AD and recaptured by the Christians in 1088… Read more...

Written by  Martin Gray. Avila on the Sacred Sites Website

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