The Convent of Santa Ana in Villanueva de la Jara

The Convent of Santa Ana in Villanueva de la Jara is part of the route of Huellas de Santa Teresa de Jesús, who founded the convent with Ana de San Agustín.

Where is the Convent of Santa Ana

It is precisely the street that bears his name, the street of Santa Ana, the place where the convent founded by Teresa of Avila is located.

It is one of the most famous buildings in Villanueva de la Jara. This complex of extraordinary architectural beauty houses gardens and orchards, as well as the convent itself, which has its entrance on the left side of the building.

Entering the Convent of Santa Ana de Villanueva de la Jara

The only access to the convent area is through a simple doorway under a semicircular stone arch.

The initiative to found the convent in Villanueva came from the town authorities who wanted to give a solution to the desire of nine women who lived in the hermitage of Santa Ana and sought to adopt the Rule of Carmen.

What is the Convent of Santa Ana de La Jara like?

Convent of Santa Ana occupies the entire block and of its artistic heritage we can highlight various paintings of the seventeenth century, the wooden ceiling with Mudejar style and its 32-pointed star and the tomb of Santa Ana de San Agustín, which under the choir remains incorrupt.

Marvelous coffered ceiling is in an astonishing level of preservation. The three altarpieces of great beauty and its two low choirs are worthy of not losing the opportunity to contemplate them.


The mass schedule of the Convent of Santa Ana de la Jara, according to information provided for this article, is from Monday to Friday at 08:30 hours. Saturdays at 10:00 am and Sundays at 10:00 am.

What visits can be made near the Convent of Santa Ana

Among the visits and routes through Villanueva de la Jara, it is advisable to see the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, a Historic-Artistic Monument since 1982. The church is located on the way up the slope of Calle Iglesia. It is impossible not to be dazzled by the extraordinary beauty of this temple, a reference in the whole province.

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