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Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion

Paseo de la Encarnacion, Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 12 12
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Lots of artifacts from the life of St. Teresa. Inexpensive entry, good guides. The museum gives you... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Andrzej O
Very Interesting

This convent was built in 1515. Saint Teresa lived here from 1535 to 1562. The convent is also home... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
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Paseo de la Encarnacion, Avila, Spain
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+34 920 21 12 12
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lots of artifacts from the life of St. Teresa. Inexpensive entry, good guides. The museum gives you a good sense how St. Teresa lived, and how it was "back then."

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This convent was built in 1515. Saint Teresa lived here from 1535 to 1562. The convent is also home to the museum of St Teresa. One of the most interesting pieces in the museum is a drawing of Christ on the Cross by St John...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Avila is one of the most well-preserved 16th century towns in Spain. As you reach the place, its prominent Medieval walls will impress you! The town becomes even more impressive as you walk inside the walls and visit its many churches in Romanesque and Gothic...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our group of pilgrims first celebrated a beautiful mass in the monastery Chapel of the Transverberation. Then we took the tour of the monastery to visit the cell where St. Teresa had lived and many interesting relics and religious items are displayed. The small shop...More

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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...More

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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....More

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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...More

Thank Alex S
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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:).

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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....More

1  Thank Witoldzio
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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...More

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