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Monastery of the Encarnacion
Established in 1479 by Doña Beatriz de Higuera, this was the convent chosen by Santa Teresa to enter as a novice in the Carmelite order in 1535, and where she lived for 27 years until she departed to carry out the Carmelite Reform. San Juan de la Cruz lived here from 1572 to 1577, as a chaplain and confessor to the nuns. Built on an old Jewish ossuary, Santa Teresa lived in it for 27 years.
Its church, modified in the early 18th century, preserves the original higher and lower choirs, the communion rail, the confessionary room of San Juan, built on the wall, and Santa Teresa's cell in the chapel ‘Capilla de la Transververación’.
- Religious architecture
- Monastery / Convent
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages, Early modern period
Paseo de la Encarnación s/n. Ávila. 05005 Ávila.
Telephone: 920 211 212
Tourist Office of Ávila
Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.
Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371
Fax: 920 254 200
Tourist Office Regional of Ávila
- From October, 1 to April, 30:
- Monday to friday: 9:30 – 13:30 and 15.30 – 18
- Saturdays, sundays and holidays: 10 – 13 and 16 – 18
- From May, 1 to September, 30:
- Monday to friday: 9:30 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
- Saturdays, sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
- General: 2 €
- Groups: 1.5 €
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