Medina del Campo

1567

Medina del Campo has an excellent geographical location in the heart of Castilla y León, a privileged road and rail communications centre 155 km from Madrid.

Villa de las Ferias, its famous 15th- and 16th-century fairs are remembered thanks to an attractive annual fairs programme. Medina, furniture town and commercial historical centre; its shops have opened on Sundays since the 19th century. Historical, monumental town, its historical centre, which was designated as a historical-artistic site in 1978, is well worth seeing and visitors should make sure they don't miss the Castle of La Mota, the Palace of the Royal Executor of Isabella the Catholic, the Huellas de Pasión Centre, the Royal Butchery and the Fairs Museum. Spa Town: the Palacio de las Salinas Spa is 4 km away. The town has twice been designated as a site with festivals of tourist interest: traditional bull runs (national designation) and Holy Week (international designation). It is a gastronomical town with baby lamb as its star product and it is also in the excellent area in which white wines are grown and made under the Rueda Designation of Origin.

 

Huellas de Teresa de Jesús

In Medina del Campo, on 15 August 1567, she founded the Monastery of San José, the second home of the Reformed Carmelite Order and meeting place with St John of the Cross. From that moment, the Saint's relationship with Medina was to be constant, as shown in the thirteen times she visited the town

 

Suggested route around Teresian sites

Plaza Mayor

A reference in the history of Spanish town planning, it was the forerunner of porticoed main squares. The Carmelite community used one of the houses near the collegiate church as its temporary home.


Convent of San Juan de la Cruz

This convent stands on Calle del Almirante and the church contains a large altarpiece and many works of art related to the Saint.


The Fairs Museum

Dedicated to the famous international fairs from the 15th and 16th centuries. In 2014, it is to be the venue for a large exhibition dedicated to the meeting between St Teresa and St John of the Cross in Medina del Campo.


Convent of San José

Second foundation of Teresa of Jesus (1567). In 2014, part of the enclosed convent will be open for visits, more particularly, that which corresponds to the oldest part of the building in which the convent was founded.


Chapel of San Juan de la Cruz

The only part of the former Monastery of Santa Ana that has been conserved. It was where St John of the Cross said his first Mass.
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