Alba de Tormes
Panoramica of Alba de Tormes and the bridge over the river Tormes
Location in Salamanca
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|Comarca||Tierra de Alba|
|• Total||47 km2 (18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||836 m (2,743 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Alba de Tormes is a municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. The town is on the River Tormes upstream from the city of Salamanca. Alba gave its name to one of Spain's most important dukedoms, who had their ancestral seat in the Castillo de los Duques de Alba. St Teresa of Ávila died at a convent she founded in the town and is buried there.
From the 12th to the 19th century, the monastery of San Leonardo was located outside the walls of Alba.
Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a Spanish noblewoman who felt called to convent life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life and of mental prayer, she earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of the Church, but not until over four centuries after her death. Active during the Catholic Reformation, she reformed the Carmelite Orders of both women and men. The movement she initiated was later joined by the younger Spanish Carmelite friar and mystic, John of the Cross. It led eventually to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites. A formal papal decree adopting the split from the old order was issued in 1580.
John of the Cross, venerated as Saint John of the Cross, was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. He is a major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-six Doctors of the Church.
Ávila is a province of central-western Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered on the south by the provinces of Toledo and Cáceres, on the west by Salamanca, on the north by Valladolid, and on the east by Segovia and Madrid. Ávila has a population of 158,265 (2018) and is ranked 47th out of 50 of Spanish provinces in population. Its capital is Ávila.
Salamanca is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Zamora, Valladolid, Ávila, and Cáceres; it is bordered on the west by Portugal. It has an area of 12,349 km ² and in 2018 had a population of 331,473 people. It is divided into 362 municipalities, 11 comarcas, 32 mancomunidades and five judicial districts. Of the 362 municipalities, more than half are villages with fewer than 300 people.
Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, 3rd Duke of Alba, known as the Grand Duke of Alba in Spain and Portugal and as the Iron Duke in the Netherlands, was a Spanish noble, general and diplomat. He was titled the 3rd Duke of Alba de Tormes, 4th Marquess of Coria, 3rd Count of Salvatierra de Tormes, 2nd Count of Piedrahita, 8th Lord of Valdecorneja, Grandee of Spain and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. His motto in Latin was Deo patrum Nostrorum.
Ávila is a city of Spain located in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is the capital and most populated municipality of the Province of Ávila.
Santa Teresa may refer to:
Duke of Alba de Tormes, commonly known as Duke of Alba, is a title of Spanish nobility that is accompanied by the dignity of Grandee of Spain. In 1472, the title of Count of Alba de Tormes, inherited by García Álvarez de Toledo, was elevated to the title of Duke of Alba de Tormes by King Henry IV of Castile.
La Aldehuela is a municipality of Spain in the province of Ávila, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It has a 17.04 km² area, a population of 233 inhabitants (2005) and a density of 13.91 people/km².
Villanueva de la Jara, popularly called La Jara, is a town and municipality in the Manchuela Conquense cormarca, this in turn is part of the La Manchuela comarca, province of Cuenca, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is known for the cultivation of portobellos which is the main economic activity of the locality and other edible fungis.
El Barco de Ávila is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. It forms part of the region of El Barco de Ávila - Piedrahíta and is located in the valley of Tormes river. Is the headboard of the natural region of Alto Tormes. In 2017 it has a population of 2436 population.
In the Battle of Alba de Tormes on 26 November 1809, an Imperial French corps commanded by François Étienne de Kellermann attacked a Spanish army led by Diego de Cañas y Portocarrero, Duke del Parque. Finding the Spanish army in the midst of crossing the Tormes River, Kellermann did not wait for his infantry under Jean Gabriel Marchand to arrive, but led the French cavalry in a series of charges that routed the Spanish units on the near bank with heavy losses. Del Parque's army was forced to take refuge in the mountains that winter. Alba de Tormes is 21 kilometres (13 mi) southeast of Salamanca, Spain. The action occurred during the Peninsular War, part of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salamanca is a diocese located in the city of Salamanca in the Ecclesiastical province of Valladolid in Spain.
Anne of Saint Bartholomew - born Ana García Manzanas - was a Spanish Roman Catholic professed religious and a professed member from the Discalced Carmelites. Manzanas was also known for being a companion to Saint Teresa of Ávila and she led the establishment of new monasteries of in France and the Lowlands. But Manzanas sometimes struggled with her superiors as she set about setting new convents and holding her position as a prioress while later settling in the Spanish Netherlands where she opened a house and remained there until she later died. Manzanas was a close friend and aide to Saint Teresa of Ávila and the saint died in her arms in 1582.
The Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol in the Community of Castile and León:
The Tormes is a Spanish river, that starts in Prado Tormejón, in the mountain range of Gredos, Navarredonda de Gredos, province of Ávila. It crosses the provinces of Avila and Salamanca, ending at the Duero river, at a place known locally as Ambasaguas, after 284 kilometres (176 mi). This river is not able to provide the water supply to the population during summer and for this reason, the dam of Santa Teresa was constructed in 1960, with a capacity of 496 million cubic metres (402,000 acre⋅ft) to regulate and assure the water supply in summer, as well as to moderate high flows in winter. Also it has the dam of Villagonzalo and the Almendra Dam, near to where it joins the Duero.
Saint Teresa of Jesus Catholic University,, commonly known as the Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV), is a private, Catholic university, located in Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. It's named after Saint Teresa of Ávila.
John Dalton (1814–1874) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Tierra de Alba is a comarca in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León. It contains 28 municipalities: Alba de Tormes, Aldeaseca de Alba, Anaya de Alba, Armenteros, Beleña, Buenavista, Chagarcía Medianero, Coca de Alba, Éjeme, Encinas de Arriba, Fresno Alhándiga, Gajates, Galinduste, Galisancho, Garcihernández, Horcajo Medianero, Larrodrigo, La Maya, Martinamor, Navales, Pedraza de Alba, Pedrosillo de Alba, Pelayos, Peñarandilla, Sieteiglesias de Tormes, Terradillos, Valdecarros and Valdemierque.
Comarca de Guijuelo is a comarca in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León. It contains the following subcomarcas:
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