Puerta de San Vicente (Ávila)

City Gate in Ávila

Puerta De San Vicente Avila
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The Puerta de San Vicente is a gate through the Walls of Ávila.

It was the first to be built, along with that of the Alcázar, and retains its Romanesque execution as well as its similarity to that of the Alcázar. It had a double door, a mechanical rake, an advanced arch, on the two towers to throw objects and boiling water and, inside, another hole with the same purpose.

This gate combines its military and religious symbols, both because of the proximity to the sepulcher of the martyrs Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta and because of what is known as Cubo de la Mula, the place chosen by San Pero del Barco to be buried.

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Visiting Puerta de San Vicente (Ávila)

Address: Puerta de San Vicente, C. de López Núñez, 14, 05001 Ávila, Spain
Duration: 20 minutes

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