The Basilica of San Vicente or Basilica of Los Santos Mártires Vicente, Sabina y Cristeta, was built in honour of these brothers, martyred in the 4th century during the persecution of the Christians ordered by the Prefect Dacian. The sides of their tomb relate the story of their persecution and death.

Work on the temple began in the 12th century, and it is a clear example of the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style. Notable features include the apse, the central vaults and the main portico, also known as the ‘Portico of Glory’, with its elaborately carved archivolts. The triple apse rises up to a great height, crowned by a clearly Gothic dome, with lancet windows on all four sides.

The crypt holds a 15th century image of the Virgin of La Soterraña which was worshipped by Saint Teresa of Ávila.

In addition to the tomb, other sculptures worthy of note include the capitals on the south front, depicting the Annunciation, the Christ in Majesty and the apostolate on the west front, narrating the parable of Epulon the rich man and Lazarus the pauper. A truly outstanding historical marvel.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura:
Arquitectura Religiosa
Construcción:
Iglesia
Estilos predominantes:
Románico, Gótico
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Media

Dirección

Calle de San Vicente, 4. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Teléfono: 920 255 230

Página Web: http://www.basilicasanvicente.es

Más Información

Tourist Office of Ávila

Address:

Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200

Email: turismo@ayuntavila.com

Website: http://www.avilaturismo.com

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • From May, 1 to October, 31:
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 18:30
    • Sundays and holidays: 16:00 – 18:00
  • From November, 1 to April, 30:
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 13:30 and 16:00 – 18:30
    • Sundays and holidays: 16:00 – 18:00
  • Holly Week (March, 21 – March, 27):
    • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 – 19
    • Thursday: 10 – 17
    • Friday: 14:30 – 17
    • Saturday: 10 – 19
    • Closed: sunday

Tickets

  • General: 2.3 €
  • Reduced: 2 €
  • Groups: 1.8 €

Remarks: General entry : 2.30 € ( with audio guide ).Reduced admission : 2€ (pensioners, young people under 18 and students under 25 ( with audioguide ) 1.8 € ( groups over 20 people audioguide noincluded ) 1.10 € ( School groups of 13-16 years Audioguía not included).Free admission (children until 12 years, abulenses and, disabilite people.Audioguide not included).Price audioguide for entries that this is not included : 2 €

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