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“Teresa was here!”

Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion
Ranked #10 of 48 things to do in Avila
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

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.

5  Thank SydneyPaul
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

To enter the museum, enter the inner yard. They provide you with a laminated guide in various languages. The museum had various exhibits which were very old, and included many things that St Teresa herself used, such as a her pillow, habits, and letters etc. This attraction is interesting if you are fascinated by this sort of thing. However, it is rather small and the visit could be over in 15 minutes. Admission fee: EUR2/pp. ***For the mobility impaired, note that you have to walk up the stairs to buy tickets, walk back down, then enter a room for the museum (which itself has another set of stairs to the upper level of the museum.)

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