Convento de San José

Local nameMonasterio de San José
LocationÁvila, Spain

The Convento de San José is a monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Ávila, Spain. It is situated not far from the center of the city but outside the medieval walls. Saint Teresa of Jesus was the driving force behind the foundation of the monastery, which was built from 1562 onwards. The church was only begun in 1607 after Saint Teresa's death.

The statue in the facade was commissioned by King Philip III of Spain via artist Giraldo de Merlo.

Tags Place of WorshipChristianTempleCatholicRegional HeritageHeritage
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Address 2 Calle de las Madres, Ávila 05001, Spain

Coordinates 40°39'19.123" N -4°41'32.391" E

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