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.
Alba de Tormes
|Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W|
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|Comarca||Tierra de Alba|
|• Total||46.51 km2 (17.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||836 m (2,743 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
From the 12th to the 19th century, the monastery of San Leonardo was located outside the walls of Alba.
- Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba
- saint Teresa of Ávila died at Alba
- saint John of the Cross
- Eloíno Nácar Fúster, priest and Bible translator
- ^ a b "Municipio:Alba de Tormes". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
- ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.