Alba de Tormes | Joe Walsh Tours

Alba de Tormes

The small town of Alba de Tormes is located on the River Tormes near Salamanca. The town, once the seat of the Dukes of Alba in the 15th century, was a centre for politics and intellects until the Dukes relocated in the 18th century. In its hay day the town had eighteen churches of which only four survived. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain and the resting place of Saint Teresa of Avila.

Carmelitas Descalzas Alba de Tormes - The Carmelite Convent of the Annunciation
This monastery was founded by Saint Teresa of Avila in 1571 and the last 15 days of her life were spent here in a small room. A small museum adjoining the monastery, the Santa Maria Museum, houses two of St. Teresa’s most sacred relics, her left arm and her heart along with relics of Saint John of the Cross. For this reason this small monastery is known throughout the

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Local Information

  • Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
  • Local time: GMT + 1 hour
  • Airports: Madrid (MAD)
  • Flight duration: 2 hours 15 minutes approximately
  • Languages: Spanish; many people speak English
  • Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type C 2 pin and Type F 2 pin are used
  • Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Spain must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities