Things to see and do - Montilla
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calle Iglesia, s/n E - 14550 Montilla
Built in the 16C using material from the castle that was destroyed in 1508, this church was largely rebuilt in the 18C, particularly the exterior. Note the elegant brick tower with bays framed by azulejos and the dome of varnished ceramic. Take the t..
calle San Francisco Solano, s/n E - 14550 Montilla
This 17-18C church was built on the site of the birthplace of the saint, an evangelist in Peru. The façade, which does not look like that of a religious building, is preceded by an atrium that acts as porch. A statue of the local patron saint dominat..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
calle Puerta de Aguilar 10 E - 14550 Montilla
Built on the site of the covent hospital of St John of God, of which only the church (18C) remains, with its simple portal, now used as an exhibition hall. The main patio is decorated with arcades on doric columns.
calle Santa Clara, s/n E - 14550 Montilla
Pedro Fernández of Córdoba, first marquis of Priego, had this convent built by architect Hernán Ruiz the Elder. Completed in 1524, it was enlarged several times to reach its final size in the 18C. The façade of the church opens via a portal in the fl..
calle Santa Ana, s/n E - 14550 Montilla
Of this convent founded in the 16C, only the 17C church and its simple portal remain. Inside, a Virgin by the sculptor Pedro Roldán stands on the great retable. It is difficult to notice the pretty belltower covered in azulejos as it is blocked by th..
Museums and art
calle Capitán Alonso de Vargas 3 E - 14550 Montilla
Garcilaso de la Vega, who the Spanish called the Inca because he was son of a Conquistador and an Inca princess, lived in this house from 1561 to 1591 and wrote some of his main books here, including History of Florida and Royal Commentary. Inside th..