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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

  

Category

Convent

Date

Siglo XVI

Calle Las Madres 4
05001 Ávila
Ávila, Castile-Leon
Ávila

Telephone+34 920222127

Websitehttp://www.avilaturismo.com

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.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Monday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €1,40

Groups: €1,40

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To be confirmed 2018

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