Contact details

Calle Las Madres 4
05001  Ávila  (Castile-Leon)
www.sanjosedeavila.es
www.avilaturismo.com
Tel.:+34 920222127

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon
Province/Island:
Ávila
Ávila

Description

Site of the first foundation of St. Therese, in 1562, which was supported by relevant religious figures like the Bishop Álvaro de Mendoza. The church was built in the beginning of the 17th century by Francisco de Mora and became the model for the rest of the temples that would be later constructed for the Order of the Carmelites. The church has only one nave, covered by a vaulted ceiling with a cupola above the transept. One of the most remarkable features of the interior of the church is the chapel of Guillamas, which holds the tombs of these men, with their praying images. The convent houses the St. Therese Museum of the Discalced Carmelites. It was declared a National Monument in 1968.

Construction:
Convent

Historic period:
16th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 26 to Mar 28
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:30
From 15:00 to 18:00


From Mar 29 to Oct 25
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 13:30
From 16:00 to 19:00


Prices

General: €1,40
Groups: €1,40

Map



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