What to see in Montilla, the home of Pedro Ximénez

Planning a trip to Andalusia? Excellent! Discover Montilla, a town located in the countryside to the south of Cordoba and overlooked by the ruins of the castle of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba. If you are looking for a place packed with charm, history and good food, then Montilla is the perfect place for you!

Want to know more about this town? What are you waiting for?

What to see in Montilla

  • Plaza de la Rosa. This square is a very popular place amongst the residents of Montilla, as it is the heart of the city. It is home to countless bars, restaurants and shops that will make you feel like a local. Plaza de la Rosa is also the perfect place to have a coffee or a beer while soaking up the town's atmosphere. The square is also home to the Fuente de la Rosa fountain, constructed in the eighteenth century. The fountain is very detailed and features impressive sculptures: an authentic work of baroque art!
  • Alvear winery. This winery, founded in 1729, is one of the oldest in Spain and is renowned for its Pedro Ximénez wine. As part of the visit to the winery, find out more about the winemaking process and, of course, taste some of its best wines.
  • Castillo de Montilla. This castle, constructed in the thirteenth century, is located in the upper part of the city, offering spectacular views over Montilla and the surrounding area. The castle also has an interpretation centre, where you can learn about the history of the town and the importance of the castle in mediaeval times.
  • Inca Garcilaso House-Museum. This museum, located in the writer's birthplace, offers a unique insight into the life and works of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, an important figure in the history of Spanish literature. In addition, the House Museum is home to a library containing books and documents related to Inca Garcilaso.
  • Parque de la Fuente de las Piedras. Tempted by a walk in nature? This park is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. Located on the outskirts of the city, it boasts a large number of native trees and plants, as well as a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch outdoors.

What to do in Montilla

If you are a wine lover, you're in luck: Montilla is known for its Fino wine and its famous Pedro Ximénez. Visit the local wineries to learn more about how these wines are produced and sample their unique flavours. 

Furthermore if you are a fan of nature, Montilla is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes that are well worth exploring. If you have the opportunity, visit the Sierra de Montilla, where you can enjoy a hiking trail and panoramic views of the city. What could be better?

If all this were not enough, Montilla's privileged geographical location has shaped the town's gastronomy. Montilla's cuisine uses local ingredients and is a blend of Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisine. A number of its most popular dishes include oxtail, salmorejo and flamenquín. Sounds tempting, right? If you have a sweet tooth, make sure not to leave Montilla without trying the alfajor: two almond biscuits joined together by a dulce de leche filling. Ready to travel to Montilla to try it for yourself?

How to travel to Montilla by train with Renfe

So, all of this has got you in the mood for a visit to Montilla, right? Excellent! 

Discover our best routes and make sure not to miss out on a getaway that will charge your batteries for the rest of the year. What are you waiting for? Time to book your tickets!