It was the first monastery founded by Santa Teresa, with the help of her sister, her brother-in- law and the Bishop of Ávila. The monastery consisted of a number of houses and a small church grouped together, creating an architectural environment different from the rest of the town.

Some rooms have been preserved, such as the kitchen, the refectory, the Saint's cell and the cloister. The existing church by Francisco de Mora, begun in 1610, is of Herreran style and has excellent masonry. It keeps the worshipping sepulchres, in alabaster, of the Señores de Guillamas and the Bishop of Mendoza. Now, is a Convent of nuns of the Discalced Carmelites order.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Monastery / Convent
Predominant styles:
Renaissance
Historical Period:
Early modern period

Address

Las Madres, 4. Ávila. 05080 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 222 127

More information

Tourist Office of Ávila

Address:

Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200

Email: turismo@ayuntavila.com

Website: http://www.avilaturismo.com

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

Opening hours

  • From March, 28 to October, 30:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 13:30 and 16:00 – 19:00
  • From November, 1 to March, 27:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 13:30 and 15:00 – 18:00

Tickets

1.4 €

Remarks: Church: free. During the service no visit. Last enter 30 minutes before closing .

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