La Encarnación Monastery

Contact details

Paseo de la Encarnación, s/n.
05005  Ávila  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 920211212



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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Santa Teresa Convent.

The monastery was founded in the sixteenth century. It is known as the place where Santa Teresa spent most of her life.

Founded in 1515, it consisted of four naves and two floors. The central courtyard was surrounded by a two-floored cloister. The building has suffered a series of modifications especially in the eighteenth century that greatly affected the church. The monastery is renowned for being the monastery in which Santa Teresa first entered in 1535, where she first became a nun and then a prioress. The saint's (Teresa) cell became an oratory and then a chapel.

  • Construction: Monastery
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 16th century

Practical information


  • From Oct 01 to Apr 30
  • From Monday to Friday

    From 09:30 to 13:30 From 15:30 to 18:00
  • From Saturday to Sunday

    Public holidays

    From 10:00 to 13:00 From 16:00 to 18:00
  • From May 01 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Friday

    From 09:30 to 13:00 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • From Saturday to Sunday

    Public holidays

    From 10:00 to 13:00 From 16:00 to 19:00


  • General: €2
  • Groups: €1.50


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