Convento de Santa Teresa

Convento de Santa Teresa, Avila

Convento de Santa Teresa
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines7,481 contributions
Convent dedicated to the saint .
Mar 2020 • Friends
Church here has a baroque facade. Inside there are beautiful stained glass windows . Outside is that statue of St. Therese near the entrance . Beside is a small souvenir gift shop. You can see a relic of the saint as well , but photography is strictly not allowed.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jun Jacinto
New York City, NY1,474 contributions
Well Preserved
Jan 2020 • Family
Our last place to visit before heading back to Madrid, find it so amusing and saw it well preserved for us to see its historical value.
Written January 5, 2020
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Hernando P
Madrid, Spain83 contributions
A place for inspiration
Nov 2019 • Family
The famous saint was born here and founded her order. Simply but beautifully decorated including relics of the Saint. A place to be inspired and prayer
Written November 2, 2019
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,455 contributions
A train ride from Madrid for day trip
Oct 2019
One of our friends suggested we visit Avila and St Teresa's Church since we were in Madrid. I checked it out and found that it is only a 2 hr train ride so we booked a tour with our Travel Agent. We boarded the train in Madrid at Principe Pio - this is only station which has a train going to Avila. The train ride is approximately 2 hrs. The trip is rather enjoyable since you are going up into foothills and scenery is beautiful. When we arrived, our licensed tour guide met us and transported us via Taxi. The Taxi ride was approximately 10 minutes and we arrived at the main entrance and proceeded to the Convent. The convent is the first convent of Teresa which are Carmelites. There is a statue in the courtyard of St Teresa and we had our picture taken with it. The Church is active so went we visited a mass in Polish was being held so we couldn't really see it but proceeded the the Gift Shop and Chapel. The chapel is not very large so dependent on when you go, you may have to share with many others. We were lucky in that a group of +20 were just leaving and we had the chapel to ourselves - wife, tour guide and myself. The other area of chapel is a recreation of Teresa's room which is interesting. Upon exiting the chapel you can see some of Teresa's writings as well as relics from her and St John Vinney. To Non-Catholics, they may seem gross - they had a finger and other material from her and John but to us they have a special meaning and place in our beliefs. The gift shop doesn't gouge you with its prices. If you want to pick up something special, it is not expensive. We picked up a rosary out of rose petals for 10 euro's.
Written November 1, 2019
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Larry C
4,316 contributions
Well preserved 17th century Baroque exterior
Oct 2019
The Convento de Santa Teresa (Convent of St. Teresa) is the primary shrine of St. Teresa in Ávila. Located on the Plaza de la Santa, it stands over the site of Teresa's birth.
Unable to view anything other than the exterior as I happened to visit during the two hours, mid-afternoon, that everything was closed.
Written October 27, 2019
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL570 contributions
Another Great Avila Church and Convent
Sep 2019
This is another church worth seeing. The facade, nave and altars are nice but Santa Theresa's room in the convent is very cool.
Written October 21, 2019
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,040 contributions
Beautiful Exhibition in the Museum
Jul 2019 • Friends
This museum is for those people that love Saint Teresa. There are many manuscripts, paintings, letters, and relics.
The museum is just spectacular. It is worth the visit.
Written July 7, 2019
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FernandoMexico8
Merida, Mexico492 contributions
Visit the Convent, you will love it!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Inside the walls of Avila is the Convent of Santa Teresa, a must see if you are Catholic and visiting Avila. Lots of memorabilia about Santa Teresa.
Written June 9, 2019
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FlyingMike
4 contributions
Close to Teresa
May 2019 • Friends
Free visit in the nice town of Avila. The church is built on the the place of the parental house. The church isnt very spectacular, but the chapel is beautiful. There is also a little room with her(?)bed. The little garden with a statue of a young Teresa.
In the giftshop you can see a her dairy, some belongings, like her walkingstick and a relic(finger bone).
The city is proud to be the birthplace of this saint.
Written June 3, 2019
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Joy
Manila, Philippines900 contributions
Beautiful Church
Apr 2019 • Solo
It was hard to believe that this place was also the birthplace of St Teresa. The structure was quite big for a house and just right for an intimate church. I find the church to quite beautiful and there was chapel at the back together with the room where St Teresa was born.
Written May 17, 2019
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