Turismo de Alcalá de Guadaíra

The route of Faith


This route starts at the Hermitage of San Roque so we will have to walk up a slope to reach its doors. Besides appreciating the elements own of this hermitage we can contemplate some incredible views from Alcalá.

We will go down by the same road to get to our following stop, the Church of Our Lady of the Eagle (Santa María del Águila), that crowns the hill, crossing the (poor) quarter of San Miguel, key element for the development of the soleá of Alcalá, since here Joaquín el de la Paula was born.

The following stop is Santiago (St. James') Church, and to get to it we will go down through Santa María slope passing by San Jose Villa, present School of Languages and by the Ibarra House, an example of middle-class or seigniorial architecture, created by the hygienist current that took place in Alcalá.

Once at the Plaza del Derribo, we will be right in front of the Santiago's (St. James') Church.

The Church of San Sebastián will be our next destiny, and to reach it we will take Santa María del Águila Street crossing Alcalá's downtown.

To end this route we will have the option of buying sweets and cakes at the Convent of Santa Clara in the Alcalá y Ortí Street.

What do I need to know?
Parking Avda. de Portugal or C/ San Francisco
Bus Stop Line A - Avda. de Portugal
Nearest Café Hotel Oromana or La Centenaria C/ Ntra. Sra. del Águila (C/ La Mina)
Description of the route on foot Ascending to San Roque, rise through the suburb of San Miguel and down by C / Santa Maria city center.

Point N 1: San Roque (St. Rocco)

It is the hermitage of the Fraternity of Our Nazarene Father Jesus and Our Lady of Help. Indispensable for the most emblematic event of the present Holy Week of Alcalá, the climb to the Calvary of the Nazareno in the early morning of the Maundy Thursday: starting at the church of Santiago, He goes over downtown streets and reaches at dawn the Carlos III Bridge.

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Point N 2: Church of Santa María del Águila (Our Lady St Mary of the Eagle)

Mudejar Church from the 14th century, it houses the town's Patroness image. It was the first and only Parish of Alcalá until the founding of San Miguel.

Our following stop is the Medieval Castle. Before getting to the castle we could stop at the viewpoint to contemplate the views of the Dragon Bridge.

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Point N 3: Santiago (St. James') Church

Its foundations date back from 1500; it has Gothic plan with three naves covered with groin vaults. Another part is Neoclassical from the 18th century.

The most outstanding elements are the paintings of its altarpieces.

During our way to the following stop at Santa María del Águila, we can find exemplary views of Alcalá.

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Point N 4: St. Sebastián's Church

It is a Mudejar building of three naves and trough-shaped roofs, with side chapels. We highlight its beautiful belfry and all the artistic creation by Pineda Calderón.

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Point N 5: Convent of Santa Clara

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  • Zone: Downtown
  • Type: Urban
  • Length: 2,5Km
  • Difficulty: Low
  • To be made: On foot
  • Lasting: 2 hours on foot

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