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Plaza de la Santa, Avila, Spain
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All reviews santa teresa small museum small garden pretty church gift shop beautiful gold bronze statue early life free entry baroque facade beautiful church stained glass windows on display impressive sight interesting history birthplace ring
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The convent is right next to the Puerta de Santa Teresa where we walked thru from the public parking near the Parque de Rastra. Tip there are public restrooms in this unmanned parking deck. You will need coins to pay for parking. The church is...More

Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 17th century convent has a lovely baroque facade. We did not go into the museum but enjoyed sitting and listening to the organ music.

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This church was built around the birthplace of Santa Teresa. Lots about her early life. A must if you are doind the whole Santa Teresa visit.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you are interested in St Teresa of Avila, you have to visit this church built over her birthplace. It has a small but interesting museum attached - with gift shop!

Thank MonsDenis
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting story behind St. Theresa of Avila. This convent was built around her home and has many vignettes depicting her early life in Avila. Also a bronze sculpture of her in front of the convent where some Catholics come to offer prayers.

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The exterior facade is impressive. Prior to visiting this church, I wasn't aware it was built in memory of Saint Teresa who was born and lived here. There is a statue of St Teresa just in front of the church. Unfortunately, the staff outside told...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The convent museum was excellent. All exhibits are in Spanish but ask for an English translation guide for the areas. You still can’t read all individual exhibits though. Closes at 2pm. €2 pp to get in. The Covent upstairs was lovely although we only briefly...More

Thank 1527holiday1011
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Santa Teresa is key to the history of Avila so you should make a point of seeing where she spent years praying. Very beautiful with plenty of interesting artefacts and history. Great gift shop too with beautiful books.

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 7 June 2018

As a catholic I really enjoyed and was very moved when visiting the Convent and the hearing the whole story of Saint Therese.

Thank Esther I
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This site and square was one of the major attractions in Avila. The adjioning shop and museum was well worthwhile visiting. Interesting history and free entry into the convent/church but must be dressed appropriately.

Thank Len P
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Response from Veggie L | Reviewed this property |
No lines when we went in Spring. 45 minutes is max.