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Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion

Paseo de la Encarnacion, Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 12 12
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Where St. Teresa took her vows

If you are doing the St. Teresa trip or just interested in the life of the mystic Saint, this is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Can’t miss!

One of the highlights of the Ruta Teresiana, the St Teresa trail round Avila. Here she entered as a... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
MonsDenis
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Howwood, United Kingdom
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Paseo de la Encarnacion, Avila, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are doing the St. Teresa trip or just interested in the life of the mystic Saint, this is either the place to start or finish. Great tour, interesting place and all the information you could want about Santa Teresa.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

One of the highlights of the Ruta Teresiana, the St Teresa trail round Avila. Here she entered as a novice, had her mystical experiences before setting out on her work of reforming the Carmelite Order, beginning with 5he foundation of San Jose, nearer to the...More

1  Thank MonsDenis
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Lots of artifacts from the life of St. Teresa. Inexpensive entry, good guides. The museum gives you a good sense how St. Teresa lived, and how it was "back then."

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This convent was built in 1515. Saint Teresa lived here from 1535 to 1562. The convent is also home to the museum of St Teresa. One of the most interesting pieces in the museum is a drawing of Christ on the Cross by St John...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Avila is one of the most well-preserved 16th century towns in Spain. As you reach the place, its prominent Medieval walls will impress you! The town becomes even more impressive as you walk inside the walls and visit its many churches in Romanesque and Gothic...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Our group of pilgrims first celebrated a beautiful mass in the monastery Chapel of the Transverberation. Then we took the tour of the monastery to visit the cell where St. Teresa had lived and many interesting relics and religious items are displayed. The small shop...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

A truly, truly peaceful, non-touristy, prayerful place. It will help to read up on this remarkable woman before following on Teresa's path, so what you see will have more significance. Worth the short walk from the center of town, featuring original objects that figured in...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I went twice to this museum, once by myself and once with an English friend. I'm fluent in Spanish and very familiar with St Teresa and her writings. I'm sadden to say that the English tour is very inaccurate. The English card has many mistakes....More

1  Thank profearroyo
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Reviewed March 1, 2016

We spent a day exploring the old town of Avila, the walls, and the churches and old streets. But the place where we really experienced the spirit of St Teresa was here - in the convent where she lived along with St John of the...More

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed February 7, 2016

For me as a Christian this was very memorable and deep place in Avila.... I have also understood why Teresa wrote the Interior Castle in this place.:) What an amazing views of the walls of Avila from here:).

1  Thank Kejdy
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