Official Portal of Tourism. Junta de Castilla y Leon
The origin of this festival goes back to 1584
Local festivity of Santa Teresa
The festivity has an obliged and predominant reference to Santa Teresa de Jesus, buried in the enclosed convent of Alba de Tormes, founded by herself, that keeps relics of the Saint, some of which goes in religious procession.
The origins of the event are eminently religious and go back to 1584, date of her death, and 1614, date of her beatification and later canonization. Alba de Tormes made a Vow, validated in 1801, considering the Saint as the ‘Patron Saint and Advocate’ of the municipality, committing the municipality to celebrate the event.
The procession of Santa Teresa is thus, the emblematic act of this event.
- General information:
- Castilla y León Tourist Interest
- From the 14th to the 22th of october
- Kind of Festivity:
- Patron saint's day
Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.
Oficina de Turismo of Alba de Tormes
Castillo de los Duques de Alba, C/ Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.
Fax: 923 300 015