Avila Night Route
Spectacular panorama of the city
Basilica of San Vicente
The Basilica of San Vicente, of cathedral dimensions, alone can justify a trip to our city. His style belongs to the purest Romanesque, although the dome of the temple is built in a Gothic key. The temple is dedicated to the saints Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta and rises where they were martyred and buried. Romanesque model and even Spanish. In it stands the cenotaph of the Saints. On the western cover are beautiful Romanesque sculptures. In the fifteenth century the arcaded gallery was built. It is a National Monument since 1923.
Puerta de San Vicente
East Canvas of La Muralla
The cathedral of Avila, from the transition from Romanesque to Gothic, is considered the first Gothic cathedral in Spain. Cathedral-fortress, its apse, the cimorro, is embedded in the wall, being its largest cube. It has a Latin cross floor plan with three naves, cruise ship and semicircular double-headed header. The tower on the right is unfinished and the left is topped in merlons with saeteras. Its impressive door of the Apostles of the thirteenth century was moved from the access to the north wall. In it we can visit the Trascoro, with plateresque bas-reliefs and important biblical scenes, the Girola, in which the sepulcher of El Tostado, of Vasco de la Zarza, the Altar Altarpiece of Pedro Berruguete, the Altar of San Segundo or that of Santa Catalina. It was declared a National Monument in 1949.
Street of Death and Life
Puerta del Alcazar
Paseo del Rastro (panoramic view of the Amblés Valley)
Puerta del Rastro
Palacio de los Dávila
Palacio de los Guzmanes
Church of San Juan
It is a Romanesque temple that was renovated in the 16th century in Gothic style with obvious Renaissance influences. The head and the chapels of the cruise are of Herreriano-Renaissance style. Inside is the gothic baptismal font in which Saint Teresa of Jesus was baptized. In 1983 it was declared a National Monument.
The Cathedral Square of Avila surprises visitors and is one of the main tourist attractions and meeting point of the people of Abuca and tourists. Their typical stone lions attract a lot of attention. It is surrounded by beautiful palaces and very unique buildings.