Cultural tourism – Routes

Monumental Tour

The best way to visit Montilla is a pleasant walk around its historical centre. This tour will show you the most important monuments of the city and you can also take a break to taste Montilla’s gastronomy in some of the taverns and restaurants that you will find on your way. A great amount of leading andalusian artists met in Montilla during the Spanish Golden Age, embellishing the interior and the exterior of all religious and  civil buildings with their masterpieces. Most of them remain and can be visited. This tour also invite you to visit museums which report the history and art treasures of the city through its archeology, ethnography and fine arts.

Americanist Tour

This route combines art, gastronomy and landscapes and explore the city from the point of view of miscegenation. Montilla is one of the most related cities with America in Andalusia. From the first news about the New World and the beginning of colonization, there were many inhabitants from Montilla who embarked looking for new opportunities or to evangelize people from overseas, as is the case of San Francisco Solano who would go down in history as the evangelizer of America.

Historic Fountains' Tour

The aim of this route, starting at the Castle’s viewpoint, is visiting all fountains, troughs and areas which used to provide water to the city and enjoying the explanation about each point. Along this route we are in touch with nature, history and ethnography This route is full of beauty, nature and history.

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.

Wall Paintings' Tour

Art, culture and history come together in this route consisting of  a visit to murals of great artistic quality which represent the society and the rich heritage of Montilla. Works of great artistic quality by Argentine Gisel Rosso or the local local artist José Manuel Carrasco, offer an alternative to cellars and monuments.

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