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Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion

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Address: Paseo de la Encarnacion, Avila, Spain
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+34 920 21 12 12

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Best Teresian museum in Avila

A truly, truly peaceful, non-touristy, prayerful place. It will help to read up on this remarkable woman before following on Teresa's path, so what you see will have more... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A truly, truly peaceful, non-touristy, prayerful place. It will help to read up on this remarkable woman before following on Teresa's path, so what you see will have more significance. Worth the short walk from the center of town, featuring original objects that figured in her life. We have much to learn from these saints. An absolute must if you're... More 

Thank alya918
Anasco, Puerto Rico
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108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I went twice to this museum, once by myself and once with an English friend. I'm fluent in Spanish and very familiar with St Teresa and her writings. I'm sadden to say that the English tour is very inaccurate. The English card has many mistakes. If you go, enjoy the relics and items in the monastery where the great St... More 

1 Thank profearroyo
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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127 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We spent a day exploring the old town of Avila, the walls, and the churches and old streets. But the place where we really experienced the spirit of St Teresa was here - in the convent where she lived along with St John of the Cross as well. Just spending time in the peaceful courtyard with its views through the... More 

Thank Alex S
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

For me as a Christian this was very memorable and deep place in Avila.... I have also understood why Teresa wrote the Interior Castle in this place.:) What an amazing views of the walls of Avila from here:).

1 Thank Kejdy
Manhattan, KS
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379 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is an essential stop for those interested in St. Teresa de Jesus and St. Jose de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross). Both saints resided at this monastery. The small room in which Teresa spent 27 years is in next to small chapel. That is the place where she had many of her visions. The place from which... More 

1 Thank Witoldzio
Province of Munster, Ireland
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212 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a really good visit here. It gave me a great insight into the life of Teresa's time and the challenging work that lay ahead of her. The place is spacious; authentic and gives a wonderful insight to how the rich lived. What I appreciated greatly was their method of heating in the time of Teresa that wonderful round... More 

Thank Frank2510
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This was the highlight of the visit for me - but, then I had gone to seek out more about Teresa of Avila. The Museo is well staffed, although it had a long lunch hour & one might not stick around if you have to wait for 3 hours for it to re-open, so it's worth checking on times, etc.... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth O
Aviles, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I enjoyed visiting the Encarnación more than the other sites related to Sta Teresa in Avila. Long may it remain what it is: a quiet place without pretensions that allows you to come closer to the great writer and mystic. There is a curious museum on the upper floor with fascinating objects and artefacts that all tell their own stories.... More 

1 Thank Jason P
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2013

If you only have a limited time, this is the best attraction if you are interested in St Teresa . She spent 30 years of her life here and you can see her relics. The Convent of Teresa is less interestting but worth a visit. be sure to visit the souvenir shop where there is a reliquary with her finger... More 

4 Thank Garthess
Sydney, Australia
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

My visit to Avila in mid-December was more pilgrimage than tourist visit. I've wanted to visit Avila for many years and when the opportunity arose I leapt! We walked down to the Incarnation from the walls of the city. Keeping in mind that the Incarnation is a living monastery I knew that only part of the Carmel I would see... More 

5 Thank SydneyPaul

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