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San José Convent

  • Museum of Santa Teresa in the convent of San José. Avila © Turespaña

    Museum of Santa Teresa in the convent of San José. Avila © Turespaña





Siglo XVI

Calle Las Madres 4
05001 Ávila
Ávila, Castile-Leon

Site of the first foundation of St. Therese, in 1562, which was supported by relevant religious figures like the Bishop Álvaro de Mendoza. The church was built in the beginning of the 17th century by Francisco de Mora and became the model for the rest of the temples that would be later constructed for the Order of the Carmelites. The church has only one nave, covered by a vaulted ceiling with a cupola above the transept. One of the most remarkable features of the interior of the church is the chapel of Guillamas, which holds the tombs of these men, with their praying images. The convent houses the St. Therese Museum of the Discalced Carmelites. It was declared a National Monument in 1968.

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Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM



General: €1,40

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Monument dedicated to Saint Teresa of Ávila opposite the walls of Ávila © Huellas de Santa Teresa de Jesús

Oct 15, 2017 to Oct 15, 2018


Teresian Jubilee Year

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Jul 7, 2018 to Jul 31, 2018


Nights and Battlements

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Apr 14, 2019 to Apr 21, 2019

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Easter Week in Ávila

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To be confirmed 2019


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