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.
It was in 1560 when the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega arrived in Spain from Cusco, establishing himself in Montilla, where he began his literary career.
Another remarkable character of our town who is closely related to America is Diego de Alvear y Ponce de León who embarked from Rio de la Plata in 1774. He served as commissioner of the Commission of the Limits between Spain and Portugal in South America, reason why he had to settle down in the jungle between Parana and Uruguay rivers.
In 1899, after the Great War it was Adolfo Jiménez-Castellanos y Tapias, inhabitant from Montilla, who signed the armistice agreement on behalf of the Spanish Crown and turn Cuba to USA.
It recreates the atmosphere of a manor house of 16th century and its a demand of the figure of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
It is the main church of the city and it has become the pantheon of some of the most illustrious characters of Montilla.
In addition to their strong economical activity, the Alvear family is well-known in Montilla for building construction like this one.
It is a manor house from 18th century ordered to be built in a Neoclassical style by Don Diego Alvear y Ponce de León.
Plan your route
It is possible to make individual or group guided tours (prior booking). More info: +34 957 652 354. Have into account Mass schedule.
Tourism office: +34 957 652 354 · +34 672 78 05 21
Low-medium. Slooped streets.
3 km aprox.