Footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila

500th Anniversary Pilgrimage

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Saint Teresa was born in Avila in 1515 and is considered to be one of the founders of the Discalced Carmelites along with Saint John of the Cross. She was an author and theologian as well as a nun and wrote many books including an autobiography. As a reformer Saint Teresa was a highly influential figure and played a key role in her generation.

Launched to mark the 500th anniversary of Saint Teresa’s birth, our pilgrimage “Footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila” explores the life and heritage of one of the most celebrated saints in the history of the Catholic church.

Saint Teresa of Avila was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and later in 1970 was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. The official feast day of St. Teresa of Avila is celebrated on the day she died, the 15th of October.

Apart from visiting Teresa’s birthplace in Avila, our fully comprehensive pilgrimage itinerary takes you on a cultural and historical pilgrimage route through Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, Segovia and to Saint Teresa’s final resting place of Alba de Tormes.

For additional information, please call one of our Pilgrimage Specialists:
» Dublin 01 241 0800
» Belfast 028 9099 4854
» Cork 021 427 7959
» Cardiff 0292 000 3865
» Glasgow 0141 530 5060
» Liverpool 0151 909 2871
» London 0203 468 0617
» Manchester 0161 820 8790
» or email

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Situated on the bank of the Adaja River in a tributary of the Duero, Avila is the highest capital in Spain. It is also one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the country... read more

Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain. It is also the third largest city in the EU after London and Berlin and one of the world’s major cities. Located on the Manzanares River, this cultural, political and economical centre of Spain offers many famous museums and sights... read more

Toledo is located in central Spain and within easy reach from Madrid. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical co-existence between Christians, Muslims and Jewish people which has led to its nickname, the "City of Three Cultures”.. read more

Salamanca is a beautiful city in north western Spain. Its Old City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1134, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university... read more

The town of Segovia is located 50 miles from Madrid and is listed as a world heritage site. It has the nickname of “The Stone Ship” due to the position of the Alcazar castle on the rocks resembling a ship... read more

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... read more

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