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

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


Las Madres, 4. Ávila. 05080 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 222 127

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Centro de Recepción de Visitantes of Ávila


Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200



Oficina de Turismo Regional of Ávila


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

Teléfono: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717


Opening hours

  • From March, 28 to October, 30:
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 13:30 and 16:00 – 19:00
    • Closed: sunday
  • Winter October, 31 – March, 27):
    • Monday to saturday: 10:00 – 13:30 and 15:00 – 18:00
    • Closed: sunday


1.5 €

Remarks: Last enter 30 minutes before closing .

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