Shrines of Spain
Walk in the footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila
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.
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.
- Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
- Local time: GMT + 1 hour
- Airports: Madrid (MAD)
- Languages: Spanish, Leonese, Galician, Extremaduran depending on the areas visited; 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