The ocnvent of St. Teresa is the primary shrine of St. Teresa in Ávila and is built over the site of Teresa’s birth. It is an active convent and much of it remains closed to visitors, but pilgrims can visit the site of Teresa’s birthplace, now an elaborate chapel within the Baroque church. The chapel is decorated with scenes of the saint demonstrating her powers of levitation. The Sala de Reliquias contains the relics of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross.


St. Teresa’s incorrupt heart and relics are enshrined and displayed at the Carmelite convent in the nearby town of Alba de Tormes.