Mancera de Abajo

Credential

Where to get a stamp

The credential can be stamped in:

-Town Hall: Plaza La Paz, 1
(923 56 00 01 / 648 19 32 11)
www.manceradeabajo.es
ayto.manceradeabajo@hotmail.com

-Bar “Cielito Lindo”

Accommodation

For pilgrims and private accommodation

Pilgrim’s Accommodation:

Town’s hall Albergue  (923 56 00 01 o 648 19 32 11). Free, donations accepted.

  • Hot water and showers.
  • Heating
  • Beds (16 pax)

Private Accommodation:
Casa Rural 

Food and drinks

Where to eat/ buy food and drinks

  • Bar Cielito Lindo (618 00 75 25)
  • Bakery “Amparo Nieto” (C/Doctor Eduardo Martínez 4 / 689 63 92 69). 

Visit

Discover what to visit

  • Carmelitas Descalzas Convent
  • Marqueses de Mancera Palace
  • Mill (XVcentury)
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church (XV century)
  • Town Hall (XV century)
  • Street art

Health

Pharmacy and Medical Centre

  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Centre: Opened on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

More info

Find out more

Mass timetables

Convent:

  • Monday, 10 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9AM
  • Wednesday and Friday 5PM
  • Sunday, 10.30 AM

Church

  • Sunday 11.30AM

About Mancera de Abajo...

In Mancera de Abajo, Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa found support to start the reform of the Carmelite Order.

Luis Álvarez de Toledo, IV Lord of Mancera, suggested to move the male order from Duruelo to Mancera and,  Teresa and John, agreed. This way, the Order was installed in Mancera  on June 11, 1570. 

This is how Saint Teresa narrates the facts in her book of Foundations, chapter 14:

 

“Among them was one Don Luis, Lord of five villas: this gentleman had built a church for an image of our Lady, worthy indeed of veneration […]. 

Father Antonio de Jesús, having gone there at the gentleman’s request, was so taken with the picture when we saw it (and very justly so), that he consented to found a monastery there: the place is called Mancera, though it had no well-water, nor was there any likelihood of any being obtained there. This gentleman built a small house for them (suitable to their profession), and gave them furniture and many other things”

Saint Maravillas de Jesús, who founded some monasteries of the Carmelite Order,  decided to rebuilt the convent in Mancera with a nun community. In 1943, Saint Maravillas measured the plot from the old convent to start the new foundation, opened on December 1, 1944.