God and me - we are always together in the majority "-
From this word Teresa speaks her experience and conviction that a life connected to God gives confidence and hope.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Madrid. Upon arrival, we explore the main attractions in the city center around the Plaza Mayor. 2 Overnights.
Day 2: Art and Kings in Madrid
Today we make a guided tour of the Habsburg quarter past the Palacio Real, the Royal Palace (outside sightseeing). The nearby Almudena Cathedral and the Prado, the State Museum of Painting and Sculpture with one of the most important collections in the world, presenting masterpieces of Spanish and European painting, leave a great impression.
Day 3: Toledo
In Toledo Teresa founded in 1569 a monastery. Many of her literary works were written in the City of Three Cultures - Christians, Jews, Moors. On a tour of the city, high on a cliff above a loop of the Tagus River, we marvel at the monumental cathedral. The traces of Judaism can be found in the synagogue El Tránsito and in the oldest former synagogue in Toledo, Santa María la Blanca. In the evening we reach Ávila. (4 nights).
Day 4: Ávila - City of St. Teresa
As the culmination of our pilgrimage, we now get to know the city where the saint was born in 1515. We go into the city of her childhood and youth: visit her birthplace and the two monasteries La Encarnación and San José, which are closely related to their lives. The Basilica of San Vicente is one of the most beautiful creations of Romanesque architecture in southern Castile. Walking through the 800-year-old city walls, we understand why Ávila was declared a World Heritage Site.
Day 5: Royal Segovia
Our route today leads to Segovia, Castilian capital, the coronation of Isabella the Catholic and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here founded the hl. Teresa her 9th monastery. In the monastery church is the grave of her companion, the St. John of the Cross. In the historic old town you will find the 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, the impressive cathedral and the graceful Alcázar, one of the most beautiful castles in Spain.
Day 6 Salamanca - World Heritage of Humanity and Alba de Tormes
Excursion to Salamanca: Here we immerse ourselves in the golden ensemble of time-honored buildings: first and foremost, the 800-year-old university, the first in Spain to be dedicated to St. Awarded Teresa the honorary doctorate. Between these old walls there is always life, because Salamanca is very popular among students of all nations. Also impressive is the existence of two cathedrals in a building complex. In the New Cathedral, a chapel was dedicated to the saints. We look forward to visiting the churches as well as the famous Casa de las Conchas. At the house of st. Teresa we pick up her track again. Continue to Alba de Tormes with a visit to the Carmelite monastery church of La Anunciación, where the body of Sts. Teresa rests under the high altar.
Day 7: Departure
We still have free time in Avila before we leave for the airport in Madrid. Return Flight.
- Transport in a modern coach from
- Double rooms in good middle class hotels
- Half board
- Entrance fees
Price: from € 1.187,-- p. Person in Doubleroom
The minimum number of participants for this trip is 20 people.
Travel documents: identity card or passport
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