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A view of the Basilica of San Vicente, which is located in the fortified city of Avila in Central Spain.

Outside the walls, the Basilica of San Vicente was built in Caleno granite in a way that was greatly conditioned by the lie of the land and in the place where tradition situates the martyrdom and burial of Vincent, Sabina and Cristeta.

It is the prime model of the Romanesque style in Ávila and its measured proportions make it a unique example of the Hispanic Romanesque style. With its outside influences and the influence of the cathedral construction, it is also the propagator of the style in the town.

It has a Latin-cross layout with three six-section naves and one transept. Interestingly, it also has a Gothic clerestory on the side naves. The narrow upper end, with its three apses, stands on a liturgical funeral crypt.

Its construction began around 1120 with the building of the main body up to the west entrance; the towers and narthex of the entrance were built between 1150 and 1170 and the side naves were closed off with depressed quarter-barrel vaults; a ribbed vault was built above the central nave in Gothic style. The apse was covered with an octagonal vault halfway through the 13th century.

(Source: Avila Tourism website)

This concludes this series of pictures from the lovely town of Avila.

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  • Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10649 W: 63 N: 29870] (130965)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2019-03-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/0.6, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2019-05-18 23:34
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