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’.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Monastery / Convent
Historical Period:
Middle Ages, Early modern period

Address

Paseo de la Encarnación s/n. Ávila. 05005 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 212

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 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

Tickets

  • General: 2 €
  • Groups: 1.5 €
(Input prices are for the museum , the church is free.)

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