Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha Sights



Monasterio de la Encarnació

Monasterio de la Encarnació Review

This is the convent where St. Teresa first took orders—scandalously, without her father's permission—and was based for almost 40 years. Its tiny museum has an interesting drawing of the Crucifixion by her teacher St. John of the Cross, as well as a reconstruction of the cell she used when she was a prioress here. The convent is outside the walls in the northern part of town, and is probably worth the walk only to those with a strong interest in St. Teresa's life.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo de la Encarnación, Ávila, 05005 | Map It
  • Phone: 920/211212
  • Cost: €1.50
  • Hours: May–Oct., weekdays 9:30–1 and 4–6, weekends 10–1 and 4–6; Nov.–Apr., weekdays 9:30–1:30 and 3:30–6, weekends 10–1:30 and 4–6
  • Location: Ávila
Updated: 06-13-2013

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