Construction started in 1091
Cathedral of Avila
It is a cathedral-castle, with fully integrated battlements, crenellations and lookout walkways.
Its history in inextricably linked to the history of the town. Its apse, for example, the so-called Cimorro, from which Alfonso VII looked out, a historic event, is the central motif of Ávila's coat-of-arms. It was the site of many an important event: the Holy Assembly of the Comuneros gathered here prior to their rebellion against Carlos I.
Consecrated to San Salvador, construction started in 1091. It was the first building to be erected by the settlers . After the Christian Reconquest was completed, it served as the town's only fortification.
- Religious architecture
- Predominant styles:
- Romanesque, Gothic
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages
Centro de Recepción de Visitantes of Ávila
Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.
Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371
Fax: 920 254 200
Oficina de Turismo Regional of Ávila
- Winter November, 1 – March, 31):
- Monday to friday: 10 – 18
- Saturday: 10 – 19
- Sunday: 12:30 – 18
- General: 8 €
- Groups: 4 €
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