Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha Sights



Convento de San José (Las Madres)

Convento de San José (Las Madres) Review

A cluster of houses joined together, the convent was founded in the late 16th century by St. Teresa of Ávila. You can still see the kitchen, cloister, and so-called "devil's staircase," from which Teresa fell and broke her arm in 1577. The complex, just off a pedestrian square four blocks east of the cathedral, also houses the Museo Teresiano, with musical instruments used by St. Teresa and her nuns (Teresa specialized in percussion, apparently).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. de las Madres 4, Ávila, 05001 | Map It
  • Phone: 920/222127
  • Cost: €1
  • Hours: June–mid-Oct., daily 10–1:30 and 4–7; mid-Oct.–May, daily 10–1:30 and 3–6
  • Location: Ávila
Updated: 06-13-2013

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