Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás, Avila
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  • As the Guide explained to us the Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás, is an architectural complex of great size with church and 3 cloisters, is located away from the walled area, a fraught with unknown enclave of history as a Dominican convent, Royal Palace, and pantheon. Its construction began in 1482 and was completed in 1493 the manner of the late Gothic. It was the summer palace of the Catholic Kings and its Foundation is due to the Treasurer of the Kings, don Hernán Núñez de Arnalte, who died prematurely, but in his will asked to build a Dominican convent dedicated to Santo Tomás de Aquino. The executors of this gentleman were his wife, Doña María Dávila and father Fray Tomás de Torquemada. Once inside the monastery follow a tour already marked, in which we can distinguish different zones: the Church, the three cloisters: the novitiate, the silence or the deceased since in it were buried the monks and Kings. Real choir, the tomb of Don Juan, the confessional of Santa Teresa, the oriental Museum and Museum of natural taxidermy. All of this within the monastery. The oriental Museum presents pieces that missionaries brought from their destinations, the return. All very fascinating and interesting
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  • The monastery is a really must-see if you are around Avila. The building is really nice with the three cloisters, the chorus and the tomb of Prince Juan. It is also very relevant from historic point o...  more »
  • If it is only one day in Avila is difficult that you time to visit him, but is a must-see. Is about 20 minutes from the Cathedral and it takes 1 h 30 to 2 h to enjoy the visit (with the entrance give audio guide that directs this visit very well) is a monastery (Dominican) isabelline Gothic with three cloisters, real Choir (are the seats used by the Catholic Kings), altar de Berruguete, Tomb of Prince John (mausoleum chosen by the Catholic Kings in honor to his only son) the confessional of Santa Teresa and the Christ that speak you. In the Church we were lucky to hear the music of the organ, a pleasure. Besides all this the visit includes the Museum of natural sciences (curious) and the Museum of oriental art.
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  • Incredible experience not to be missed
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  • Beautiful monastery, re-fuel although a little neglected.
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  • Comfortable, good explanations and transmits great peace
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  • Beautiful place. Re-fuel if these visiting Avila.
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  • Absolutely unique.
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