Royal Monastery of St. Thomas in Avila
The Royal Monastery of St. Thomas (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás, in spanish) was built in honor of St. Thomas Aquinaswas, between 1480 and 1493.
It was founded by the treasurer of the Catholic Monarchs and partly funded by them. Ferdinand and Isabella had a palace built within the monastery, which became their summer residence and the tomb of their son, Prince Don Juan, since 1510.
The Monastery of St. Thomas hosted the court of the Inquisition, and was where Fray Tomas de Torquemada died in 1498.
The Monastery, is Gothic style, with a Latin cross plan and a nave with a Berruguete altarpiece and the tomb of Prince Don Juan.
Opening Hours Royal Monastery of St. Thomas:
Everyday from 10h to 13h and from 16h to 20h
Ticket Price Royal Monastery of St. Thomas:
General admission: 3 €
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.