Monasterio de Santo Tomas

Avila
Castilla y León
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Visit the Monasterio de Santo Tomas and discover the 3 beautiful cloisters of this wonderful 15th century monastery. Meander through the small and sombre Tuscan-style Cloister of the Novitiate, the respectful Cloister of Silence where the monks buried their dead, and the spacious and bright Faculty of the Kings inside which is housed the Museo de Art Oriental with art from Japan, Vietnam the Phillipines and China. Inside the monastery church lies the marble tomb of Prince Don Juan, the only child of Ferdinand and Isabella who died when he was 19. 

Places to visit nearby

Ávila in Castilla y León is a magnificent walled city and is one of the oldest towns in the region.

Segovia in Castilla y León is a beautiful city renowned for its remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman aqueduct that was built almost 2,000 years ago and features on the city's coat of arms.

Madrid in the Community of Madrid is the bustling capital city of Spain, home to the seat of the Spanish king at the Palacio Real, and is famous for its brilliant arts museums and culture.

Nearby attractions

An inspiration for Disney's Cinderella castle, the Alcázar of Segovia is a fairytale castle on a hilltop that was once the residence of the Royal Family during the 12th and 13th centuries.

One of the best preserved and most magnificent works that the Romans left behind, the towering Aqueduct of Segovia stands proudly right in the heart of the city.

The Palacio Real is the seat of the Spanish kings in Madrid although, today it serves as a host for state diplomatic meetings and events rather than as the actual royal residence.