The Basilica of San Vicente in Avila
The Basilica de San Vicente in Avila or Basílica de San Vicente in Spanish, stands on the traditional site of the martyrdom of St. Vincent at the hands of the Romans.
According to legend, a rich Jew laughed at the saint's execution, but afterwards he was nearly suffocated by a serpent that emerged miraculously from the rocks. He repented, converted, and built a church on the site.
The Basilica de San Vicente that stands today dates from the 12th century and is mostly Romanesque in style.
You will appreciate partuculary, the 12th-century portals and portico of the Basilica de San Vicente which are fine examples of Romanesque architecture. The interior is also Romanesque but with some later additions.
To see as well The tomb of San Vicente which is sculpted with the gory events of the saint's torture and execution and in the crypt there is a rock said to be the site of the martyrdom and where the serpent appeared.