Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, Avila

#6 of 21 in Historic Sites in Avila
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás (Royal Monastery of St. Thomas) is a monastery of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain in Gothic style in Ávila, Spain. It was founded in 1482, as a Dominican convent to honour Saint Thomas Aquinas (Tomás de Aquino). It became the burial place of John, Prince of Asturias.

Since the 1970s the monastic church has served as a parish church.

The site also contains a museum of natural sciences, and a museum of oriental art.
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  • Fascinating place with its beautiful three cloisters that was so much to see as its lingers to each deep historical value and perfectly designed and preserved.  more »
  • I had to suffer through a 1.5 hour guided tour of this place. It has all the usual things an old monastery has, but each element is mediocre and hardly worth the bother. The stonework is bleak and...  more »
  • Worth a visit. So many things to see and enjoy.
  • Many interesting and unusual things to see. Worth a visit. Free, just off road parking bays close by.
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