Caliphate tour

Visit Montilla

CALIPHATE OF CORDOBA TOUR

This route links the two most important capital cities of Hispano-Muslim history, Cordoba and Granada, passing by Jaen  borders.

This was one of the most beaten paths in the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages due to the fact that it was covered by merchants from all over the world. It was also the path of knowledge, science and arts.This terriories were influenced and benefited by the high point of Cordoba's Caliphate.
Montilla is located at the southern spur and oriented to the southern countryside area of Cordoba, close to Fernan-Nuñez, Montemayor and Aguilar de la Frontera.

Route

Convento de Santa Clara- Parroquia de San Sebastián
It is one of most emblematic and historical corners of the city. It unifies art, history and gastronomy.
Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol
It is the main church of the city and it has become the pantheon of some of the most illustrious characters of Montilla.
Museo Histórico Local
This museum lets us discovering the history of the city through archeological evidences.
Casa de San Juan de Ávila
St Juan de Ávila lived at this modest house the last 17 years of his life, until his death in 1569.
Casa del Inca
Iglesia de San Sebastián
It is located at ‘Barrio de la Cruz’, the austerity at its exterior evoke Cistercian ideas

Convento de Santa Clara
Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago
Museo Histórico Local
Oratorio de San Juan de Ávila
Casa Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Iglesia de San Sebastián
Basílica de San Juan de Ávila
The church was part of San Juan de Dios hospital. It was built in the 18th century in a Neoclassical style.
Convento de Santa Ana
Santa Ana Church is part of the convent which has the same name. It is preserved despite the fire of 1993.
Ayuntamiento de Montilla
Montilla city council was erected in 19th century during the Romantic period in a neoclassical style, at the place where the Coventry of San Juan de Dios was located.
Parroquia de San Francisco Solano
It was erected at the same place where San Francisco’s house was located.
Iglesia de San Agustín
It is one of the biggest convent churches of the city, it is the place of reference for Montilla’s Holy Week.
Casa de las Aguas. Museo Garnelo
At its origins it was a manor built in the 19th century where the first safe water tanks were located, is for this reason that its named Casa del Agua (House of Water).
Bodegas de Montilla

Basílica Pontificia de San Juan de Ávila
Convento de Santa Ana
Ayuntamiento / San Juan de Dios
Parroquia de San Francisco Solano
Iglesia de San Agustín
Casa de Aguas
Bodegas de Montilla
Useful Information

PLAN YOUR ROUTE

Time:
2h30
Guided:
Individual or group guided tours.
E-mail:
turismo@montilla.es
Information telepgone:
Tourism Office: +34 957 652 354 · +34 672 78 05 21
Dificultad:
Low-medium. Slopped streets
Distance:
5 km.


Restaurants and taverns in the area: Carrasquilla, Bar Manolo, Taberna la Chiva, El Quijote, Luna Centro, Taberna Rincón del Conde, Gastrobodega los Arcos, Taberna Barriles, Taberna la Temporá, Taberna el Tentempié. Taberna el Soldorado, La Tata Antigua.

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