Route of St Juan de Avila

Esta ruta recorre los lugares que inspiraron a nuestro Doctor de la Iglesia San Juan de Ávila.

Route of St Juan de Avila

This route covers all the places that inspired  our Doctor of the Church.

We will visit his house-oratory or the Basilica, holy temple where his mortal remains are kept. We will also visit other buildings related to this character and his live in Montilla, as Santiago Church, the Convent of Santa Clara or the Palace of the Dukes of Medinaceli. This is a unique opportunity to know his history, curiosities and all legends around St Juan de Ávila.


Basílica Pontificia 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 sponsored by Priego family.

Convento de San Clara
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.

Casa-Oratorio 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.

Palacio de los Duques de Medinaceli
It was the Place of residence of the Marquesses of Priego, highlighting the figure of Catalina Fernandez de Cordoba

Basílica Pontificia San Juan de Ávila
Convento de San Clara
Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol
Casa- Oratorio de San Juan de Ávila
Palacio de los Duques de Medinaceli
Ruta San Juan de Ávila

Useful information

2 hours
It is possible to make individual or group guided tours (prior booking to visit the interior). Have into account  Mass schedule.
Tourism office:
+34 957 652 354 · +34 672 78 05 21
Low-medium. Sloped streets
1.660 kms.

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