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This church was a stop on a tour. It’s a nice old church that the guide said was older than the city. The story was that some people defied the authority and were killed and sainted and buried here. I liked the architecture.
Basilica de San Vicente, is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the country. It sits just outside the main walls but is easy to spot. The most notable aspect of the exterior are the decorated western and southern gates. In the interior,...More
San Vicente is one of the oldest churches in Avila, built just outside the city walls. Built in Romanesque (Norman) style, it houses the tomb of the original city patrons. The original portico is well worth a look.
If you’re limited on time choose this church to tour while in Avila. The Basilica San Vincente is a Romanesque jewel with its richly decorated golden altar and golden crypt below. The long central nave is topped with ribbed vaults above pillars defined by Corinthian...More
The Basilica of San Vicente is Avila's most important church after the cathedral. The Romanesque church stands on the spot where Saint Vincent is believed to have been martyred in AD 300. His sisters Cristeta and Sabian were also martyred for refusing to worship pagan...More
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
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 with them to be sure.