Museo Catedralicio de Avila
Address: PZA. DE LA CATEDRAL
The Gothic style Cathedral is joined to the old walls by its "cimorro" or dome. The altarpiece and choirstall are the most notable features.
The museum is housed in the Capilla del Cardenal, the Salas del Tesoro and the Salas de los Cantorales. Works attributed to Pedro de Mena, Fernando Gallego and Morales can be found here.
Works in the Museum that are considered unique include a fragment of a panel from the twelfth century representing San Pablo; the Custodio de Juan de Arfe and the collection of hymns from the fifteenth century, by Juan de Carrión.
Individual: 3 Euros
Groups (> 20): 2.5 Euros (for reduced price for groups, fee must be paid by the same person)
Museo de Abejas (Bee museum)
Address: DEL COLADILLO, S/N
Province: POYALES DEL HOYO
Living museum where you can safely observe the work of the bees, their reproduction, feeding, communication, etc.
There are also audiovisual presentations and slide shows.
Teaching given to individuals, groups and schools.
Coaches and groups: pre-arranged.
Adults: 3.00 Euros
Children from 4-14 years: 2.10 Euros
Museo de Arte Oriental de Avila
Address: MONASTERIO-CONVENTO DE SANTO TOMAS. PZA. GRANADA, 1
The musuem is housed in the Palacio de verano de Isabel la Católica.
Ethnographic and religious collections from China, Vietnam and Japan.
Christian art is represented by numerous Philippine works of ivory and beautiful hymnsheets.
One room is dedicated to the Museo de Historia Natural with examples of fauna from all over the world, mainly from oriental waters.
Individual: 3 Euros
Group (> 25): 2 Euros
Museo de Santa Teresa / Casa Natal de Santa Teresa
Address: CONVENTO CARMELITAS DESCALZOS. PZA. DE LA SANTA, 2
Church, convent and crypt. The crypt was inaugurated as part of the museum on the 25.03.1999.
The rooms where Santa Teresa de Jesús was born are located in the chapel of Carmen and the Saint's chapel. Part of the original kitchen garden has been preserved.
The museum corresponds to the Sala de Reliquias. The museum is divided into two areas:
Below the church (the historical figure, work and message of Santa Teresa)
Below the cloister and the convent: religious and cultural displays.
There are 30 areas which are full of documents, drawings, books, pictures, carvings, engravings... and various objects related to the minor arts.
* General: 2 Euros
* Groups > 25 people: 1.50 Euros
Museo Monasterio de la Encarnación
Address: Pº DE LA ENCARNACION, S/N
Built over an old Jewish ossuary. Santa Teresa lived here for 27 years.
The church, which was modified at the start of the eighteenth century, contains early high and low choirs, an altar rail, San Juan de la Cruz confessional cut into the wall, and Santa Teresa's cell in the Capilla de la Transververación.
Initiated in 1479 by Doña Beatriz de Higuera, Santa Teresa chose this convent to spend her time as a novice in the Carmelite order in 1535. She lived here for 27 years and left in order to reform the order.
San Juan de la Cruz lived here from 1572 until 1577, he was the chaplain and confessor of the nuns.
* Individuals: 1.3 Euros
* Groups: 1.2 Euros