San Juan de Ávila

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.

Avilista de Montilla Route

The tour begins in the area around the Llano de Palacio, known as such because of the location of the Palace of the Dukes of Medinacelli. We will visit the Church of the Convent of Santa Clara (16th century) with which St. John of Avila had a great relationship as he guided this community. We will continue with a visit to the House of St. John of Avila (16th century) where he lived and died in 1569 and the Pontifical Basilica (18th century) where his tomb is located.

Advance booking is required after checking available dates. Includes entrance to the monuments and 3 interiors will be visited.

From €18
/ person

Our favourite part of the Vitis Dei Route

One of our favourite parts of the tour is the visit to the house where St. John of Avila lived for so many years. Here he held meetings with his disciples, wrote his letters, treatises and memorials, prayed and prepared his famous sermons.

Ruta San Juan de Ávila en Montilla

Number of people

The activity “Visit San Juan de Ávila” is done with groups of 50 people maximum.


The “Vitis Dei Route” activity lasts approximately 2 hours.
*It is possible to visit the interior of the Monastery of St. Clare for a donation to the sisters. It takes at least 1 hour to visit the interior.


The activity “Avilista Route in Montilla”, like all our experiences, is available in 3 languages: Spanish, English and French.


The “St. John of Avila in Montilla Tour” takes place from Monday to Sunday mornings and from Monday to Saturday afternoons.

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