My visit to Avila in mid-December was more pilgrimage than tourist visit. I've wanted to visit Avila for many years and when the opportunity arose I leapt!
We walked down to the Incarnation from the walls of the city. Keeping in mind that the Incarnation is a living monastery I knew that only part of the Carmel I would see would be the museum. Yes, the museum is small but packed with Teresian memorabilia. It was also special knowing that the rooms I walked through were rooms Teresa had been in. The first major room was the former parlour where Teresa had met guests. Upstairs we saw the cell she lived in when she returned to the Incarnation as Prioress in 1571 - that was very special.
It was a short visit, but one well worth it. Non-flash photos are OK and there is a laminated guide sheet in English.
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