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Basilica de San Vicente

Plaza de San Vicente, Avila, Spain
+34 920 25 52 30
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Plaza de San Vicente, Avila, Spain
+34 920 25 52 30
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right outside the Wall. Entrance Fee included a self-guided head-set tour, which was informative but not very interesting.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Most of the churches and cathedrals we visited were Gothic. So it was interesting to see a church in the mostly Romanseque style. Ad mission included an audio guide that explained the building of the church and the story of the myarters.

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Located just outside the city walls, the church is built in the Roman style and dates back to the twelfth century although construction continued into the fourteenth century. The church is located at the site of Martyrdom of St. Vincent and his brothers and contains...More

1  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you come by train and walk into the old city center of Avila, the golden stones of the the Basilica de San Vicente are the first truly interesting thing (much more awaits!) that you will encounter. Venture inside. This Romanesque building, a tribute to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The reason why I didn't give 5 is just because I visited the cathedral before and have to compare. Much less to see but if you love medieval part of the history you have to see it.

Thank Agnieszka K
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This beautiful Basilica was built to honor three young siblings that were brutally murdered by the Romans on this site. It also did double duty as a Fortress due to it's tall tower and granite construction.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This church is very beautiful with gothic arts and at the door columns with sculptures of Jesus and saints. It's former fortress and now tranformed into museum. The highlight is main altar which is glowing gold and painting of Mary and Jesus. It's Romanesque church...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Formally: "The Basilica de los Santos Hermanos Martires, Vicente, Sabina y Cristeta, is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Spain. Located just outside of the historic Walls of Avila, the basilica was founded in the 11th century, and completed two centuries later,...More

2  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Awesome basillica located just outside the city walls, a huge edifice of medieval splendor, majestic spires and columns, beautiful frescoes and sculpture inside , impressive stained glass abounds...UNESCO heritage site, shouldn't be missed.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

There are many beautiful medieval structures in Avila, but none more impressive than the fine basilica of San Vicente, which is located just outside the city walls of Avila. Spend some time looking at the various carvings over the altar, the precious relics, and the...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
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Response from TAIN2013 | Reviewed this property |
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