Convento de Santa Teresa
Iglesiade San Lázaro
Built in 1544, this church is one of the city's oldest, and has an altarpiece designed by the important sculptor Juán Hernández.
Museo de Santa Clara
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English-language library. Referrals for private Spanish-language teachers and homestay courses.
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Convento de Santa Teresa information
The brilliant-white Convento de Santa Teresa belongs to an order of cloistered nuns. They sell homemade candied oranges, apples, figs and limes daily by way of a miniature revolving door.
The adjacent Callejón de Santa Teresa , a lantern-lit alleyway, was once partially paved with cow knee-bones laid out in the shape of a cross, a local good luck symbol known as tabas . The alley was considered to be a haunted place, inhabited by a variety of local ghouls including a baby with a moustache and teeth, and the cow knees were thought to be the most reliable way of protecting passersby. In the 1960s it was repaved with the cobbles you see today.