San Juan de Letrán Church


Explore the most photographed and admired temple of the Holy Week of Montoro.

Entering San Juan de Letrán church is like going through a historical dimension that will insert you into the purest feeling of the brotherhood. The characteristic smell of its candles and incense together with the images that this temple receives, are a mark of identity of the most traditional Holy Week of Montoro.

Thousands of devotees are concentrated in this church throughout the year for events devoted to the worship or adoration of its images, which are of touristic attraction at a national and international level including the Holy Week times.


What should you know about the church?

The building was raised in the late Middle Ages, and it was rebuilt in 1556, not without having a major conflict that even reached the Vatican headquarters. The works of the oratory and the chapel ended in 1690.

When you are in front of the church, you will see the baroque facade of the 17th century that it has. It has a three naves floor, highlighting the central one that ends in a dome with a lantern over the main altar.

We recommend you to look at the upper part of the restored small chapel of Our Father Jesus, which is located at the back of the church. A set of colourful stained glasses, paintings and unique paintings are the perfect combination in this ecclesiastical heritage that dates back to 1903 and 1905, it has been restored in the last few years.


Why is it so special?

It is special due to it is a church erected by and for the people from Montoro. There were many devotees who donated lands of olive trees, different amounts of olive oil, wheat, barley, bread and cash during the 16th and 17th centuries for the need for church repairs and other jewellery.

Some people even arranged in their last wills some objects for the ornamentation of this building.


A unique image: Our Father Jesus the Nazarene

San Juan de Letrán church holds one of the most admired relics by the people of Montoro’s village: Our Father Jesus the Nazarene. There is clear evidence that the creation of its original brotherhood was in 1603, having its first procession in 1604.


Plaza de Jesús, 8


o De lunes a domingo: 10 - 13:30h