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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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Nice historical visit

The convento includes the church plus a chapel in the place where Saint Teresa of Avila has born, and is a place of religious devotion, but nice to be seen in a historical context... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2016
AndreRezende
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

The convento includes the church plus a chapel in the place where Saint Teresa of Avila has born, and is a place of religious devotion, but nice to be seen in a historical context also

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Simple place with possessions and chattels of the saint. The chapel is a delight too. A bit of peacefulness in the city

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Fatima, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is Saint Theresa first convent and we had Mass on the old chapel. To visit you have to ask the nuns.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Saint Teresa first foundation. It was her first convent she lived after leaving Minastery of Encarnation. To understand the figure of this saint, it is necessary to take the period she lived. This convent is most important in the history of the Carmel.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A nice simple chapel with strong connections to stbTeresa. After all besides the walls this place is about St Teresa. It reeks of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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