Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Monasterio de la Encarnación

  • Paseo de la Encarnación Map It
  • Ávila
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Paseo de la Encarnación, Ávila, 05005, Spain

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Phone:

920-211212

Sight Details:

  • €2
  • 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

Published 08/18/2015

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