The convent, situated outside the walls of the town, was founded in 1353, according to privilege of Alfonso XI, as a convent of nuns, linked to the Court, passing its property to the Austin Friars as convent of San Agustin. If there is something that makes famous the monastery, it is the tragic story of the death of Brother Luis de Leon between these walls in 1591.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Monastery / Convent
Predominant styles:
Herrerian
Historical Period:
Middle Ages

Address

Extramuros. Madrigal de las Altas Torres. 05220 Ávila.

More information

Tourist Office of Madrigal de las Altas Torres

Address:

Plaza del Cristo, s/n. Madrigal de las Altas Torres. 05220 Ávila.

Telephone: 661 502 613 / 920 320 699 / 920 320 001

Email: ayuntamientodemadrigal@aytomadrigal.es

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es