The building of the Royal Monastery began in 1482 with the construction of the Cloister of the Novitiates. It has other two splendid cloisters: the Cloister of Silence, also known as Cloister of the Deceased, because the friars were buried here before; and the Kings’ Cloister, area that was for the Summer Palace of the Reyes Católicos.

One of the most important works of the interior is the main altarpiece, by Pedro Berruguete (1440-1504), within which is located the grave of the only son of the Reyes Católicos, the Prince Don Juan, who died prematurely before reaching the throne. This grave was sculpted with alabaster by Italian Domenico Francelli.

Historical Data

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

Address

Pza. de Granada, 1. Ávila. 05003 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 220 400

Website: http://www.monasteriosantotomas.com

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

  • Winter (September, 1 – June, 30):
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:30 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 19:30 (final pass one hour before closing.)
  • Summer (July, 1 – August, 31):
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:30 – 21:00 (final pass one hour before closing.)
  • Holly Week (March, 24 – March, 28):
    • Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 – 19:30

Tickets

  • General: 4 €
  • Groups: 3 €
( Check with audioguide included.)

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