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When you're finished touring the ancient "walls" of Avila, take some time to visit this visitor site not too far from there. This place has a certain calming effect and is a nice way to gain some serenity during a hectic and busy day.
The convent and the church are on the same site. The church is particular beautiful inside with a number of stained glass windows dedicated to the Saint. The is also an altar dedicated to the saint.
Please remember that this site is a church and...More
Born around the time of the contra-reformation, she is the first female church father, and was responsible for making monastery life more strict and making it more popular (at least with the population at large) again, during the contra-reformation. On the place where she was...More
This was my favorite church in Avila and perhaps the most important. Built in 1636 around the room where the saint was born in 1515, this is the most important centre of Saint Teresa. There are three main attractions: the church, a relics room and...More
It's a bit of a worry that you do such good work in life that your friends cut your finger off to keep as a relic. We didn't view this particular relic but you can if you choose to. The founder of the Carmelite order...More
The convent is right next to the Puerta de Santa Teresa where we walked thru from the public parking near the Parque de Rastra. Tip there are public restrooms in this unmanned parking deck. You will need coins to pay for parking.
The church is...More
Interesting story behind St. Theresa of Avila. This convent was built around her home and has many vignettes depicting her early life in Avila. Also a bronze sculpture of her in front of the convent where some Catholics come to offer prayers.