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Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila
The architectural, literary and spiritual legacy of a humanist, traveller and a woman far ahead of her time.
To commemorate the 5th centenary in 2105 of the birth of Saint Teresa in the city of Ávila, an association of Teresian cities was formed under the name ‘The Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila’. This tourist[...]Read more
- Plan your route
The ‘Footsteps of Saint Teresa’ route takes travellers through 17 municipalities in various parts of Spain, including several stops in Castilla y León that provide an insight into the life and work of the Saint in this region.
You may plan the route in accordance with your needs and personalise your itinerary around the various municipalities, taking all the time you need to discover the various sites included on this route which is suitable for all ages. Each person has their own personal reasons for retracing Saint Teresa’s footsteps, turning it into a pilgrimage or a tourist, cultural, heritage or even gastronomic route.
Travellers are welcome to request their Credential, thereby obtaining a written record of their visit to each of the sites included on the route. It is available for downloading on the website at web http://www.huellasdeteresa.com or can be collected from the Tourist Information Offices in the towns and cities included on the route, where it is also stamped.
If you have visited at least four of the towns and cities included on the Saint Teresa route in at least two autonomous communities, on completing your journey in the city of Ávila, call in at the pilgrims’ office (in the Visitor Reception Centre) to have your Credential stamped. You will then officially be a pilgrim who has discovered the footsteps of Saint Teresa in Spain.