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

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.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Alba de Tormes


Castillo de los Duques de Alba, C/ Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 618 746 513 / 923 370 646

Fax: 923 300 015


Tourist Office of Salamanca


P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409