Vitis Dei Route

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This route goes through the places that inspired our Doctor of the Church St Juan de Ávila.

Vitis Dei Route

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 or the Convent of Santa Clara. This is a unique opportunity to know his history, curiosities and all legends around St Juan de Ávila.

Route


Remains of the grandiose medieval fortress of the old lords of Aguilar and faithful witness of Master Ávila in Montilla.


Major church of the locality of impressive architecture that lodges diverse artistic works, such as the Christ of Zacatecas or paintings of the famed montillano painter José Garnelo and Alda.


Original house where he lived the last 17 years. An essential place to understand his written work, where relics, sculptures and paintings of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are observed.


Emblematic convent built at the beginning of the 16th century that was part of the palatial complex of the Marquises of Priego, in which the voice of San Juan de Ávila resounded.


Church of the XVIII century of neoclassical style built thanks to the patronage of the Alvear family, where the remains of the Master are venerated.

Montilla Castle
Parish of Santiago
House - oratory of St Juan de Ávila
Convent of Santa Clara
Pontifical Basilica St Juan de Ávila
Vitis Dei Route

Useful information

Duration:
3:30 hours
Guided:
Visit GUARANTEED last weekend of each month from June 2019 tol May 2020. The rest of the days it is possible to carry out the route by contacting local guides (necessary by appointment), or perform it autonomously, respecting the opening and worship schedules of the buildings . It is necessary prior appointment to visit the interiors.
E-mail:
turismo@montilla.es
Phone:
Tourism office:
+34 957 652 354 · +34 672 78 05 21
Difficulty:
Low-medium. Santa Clara area and access to Montilla Castle on slope.
Distance:
1.020 kms.

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