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Convento de San José (Las Madres)

  • Pl. de las Madres 4 Map It
  • Ávila
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A cluster of houses joined together, the convent was founded in the late 16th century by St. Teresa of Ávila and is still in use. You can 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).

Sight Information


Pl. de las Madres 4, Ávila, 05001, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €1.40
  • Daily 10–1:30 and 3–6; last visit 30 mins before closing

Published 08/18/2015


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