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The Monasterio de la Encarnación is where Santa Teresa de Avila lived for over 25 years. A bit away from the walls of Avila but worth the visit lies this Monastery, which is still functioning with 29 Nuns dedicated to prayer. A sublime experience!
The museum is very small, three or four rooms and it’s basically the only thing you can see. If you’re interested at Saint Teresa stuff then it might be worth the trip. If you’re not, skip it. Plus it’s out of the town, no need to make the trip unless you’re a “fan” of Saint…
We have been traveling to Avila for the past twenty five years. This museum is an excellent example of Monastic Descalzed Carmelite life. St. Teresa of Avila lived here for 30 year of her life and initiated the reform of the order. Must See
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.
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 city walls.