St Claire's Convent

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, the first Marquis of Priego, had this convent built by architect Hernán Ruiz the Elder. Completed in 1524, it was enlarged several times before reaching its present size in the 18C. The façade of the church has a fine portal built in Flamboyant Gothic style. Inside, admire the artesonado ceiling above the nave and the large altarpiece. Near the convent is the palace that was built by the Marquises of Priego, who went on to become the Dukes of Medinaceli.

Useful information

Address:

Calle Santa Clara, 14550 Montilla

Phone:

+34 957 65 03 26

Opening hours

guided tours (50min) by prior arrangement: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat-10.30am, 11am, noon, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm - donation welcome

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