San Juan de Ávila en Montilla Route
Thanks to Bacus Travel, discover the life of Saint John of Avila, one of the most outstanding figures of the 16th century, Spanish priest and ascetic writer. You will be able to follow the master, visiting the places he frequented, his humble home, the Parish of Santiago, the Convent of Santa Clara and the Pontifical Basilica where his remains rest.
Juán de Ávila was born in Almodovar del Campo (Ciudad Real) in 1499 but moved to our city., Montilla, in 1554, where he lived until his death. He was a pioneer in the cultural and educational sphere, founding a university, colleges and convents for the training of priests. Declared Doctor of the Universal Church by Pope Benedict XVI.