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Convento de San Jose - Museo Teresiano

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Address: Las Madres 4, Avila, Spain
Phone Number: 920/222127

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A long search, but not the rewards hoped for.

A long hot search for this: I had hoped it might even cap the Encarnacion - but NO. It was not well-staffed and the janitor seemed to have little interest in how his visitors... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A long hot search for this: I had hoped it might even cap the Encarnacion - but NO. It was not well-staffed and the janitor seemed to have little interest in how his visitors were finding the visit. Also, there are still nuns in this convent, so there is not so much freedom to wander & explore. There were objects... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My hubby and I are Protestant so we were unfamiliar with the significance of some of the images depicted in the museum and church. We were give a brochure in English which helped.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

If you're willing to believe just about anything, enjoy the suffering of others, read Spanish and fancy some time in an underground museum, you're in luck! Otherwise, don't bother. The labels in the museum are entirely in Spanish, so if you're not that great at the language you'll struggle to make much of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I had wanted to come here for many years. The museum is small but packed with dozens of artefacts related to La Santa Madre. It was quite something to be there. Teresa's chair, part of her habit, instruments she used to play ... However, the museum tells me where Teresa was, the Church next door tells me where she is.... More 

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