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Basilica de San Vicente: Overall view

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posted on 2017-07-05, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
The Christian martyrs Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta were martyred during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian; their corpses were buried into the rock and later a basilica was built over their tombs. The relics were removed to Burgos, but in 1175, they were returned in \u00C1vila and the construction of a new basilica was started. It was finally finished in the 13th century thanks to support of Alfonso X and Sancho IV. In the late 12th century sculptors from Burgundy worked at S Vicente. In the interior, the most renowned attraction is the cenotaph of the titular martyrs, in polychrome stone.

History

Alt Title

Basilica de los Santos Hermanos Mártires, Vicente, Sabina y Cristeta

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-07-05

Spatial Coverage

Ávila +40.657778-4.696944 Ávila, Ávila, Spain

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Romanesque

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To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.

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