Guided visito to HitaAuthentic Medieval Villa, Juan Ruiz, author of the "book of good love" was his archpriest. Then, in the 15th century, the First Marquis of Santillana Don Iñigo Lopez de Mendoza took possession of the Villa as lord of Hita rebuilds the castle around 1430 and fortifies the population
different canvases of the medieval wall that Iñigo López de Mendoza, the Marquis of Santillana, ordered to be erected in 1441. It surrounded the village and climbed up the hillside to join the castle.
The door of Santa Maria
it is the emblem of Hita, the main and only survivor of the three that had the wall. An example of 15th century military architecture.
Square of Archprietsa
appears immediately after crossing La Puerta de Santa María. It is the main square of the Villa, a spacious space, delimited by porches and houses of magnificent popular architecture.
Archpriest’s Museum House
1€/pax: It houses several collections: archaeological remains, ethnographic pieces, masks and posters from the Medieval Festival of Hita.
The museum has several rooms that collect an interesting collection of archaeological remains of Hita and its region. There are also two other rooms that collect the ethnographic collection, with utensils donated by their neighbours. You can also visit a room dedicated to the “Book of Good Love” and another dedicated to Manuel Criado del Val; director of the Medieval Festival.
Ruins of Saint Peter
there were three temples in Hita.
The knights of the town in the 16th century installed their tombs in this temple. Centuries later the Church was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War and the grave tombstones were moved to the Church of San Juan.
At the end of the 20th century, its ruins were consolidated, and a stage was built taking advantage of the ashlars of the old tower, it is a privileged space for cultural events in the open air.
Church of San Juan Bautista
of Mudejar Gothic architecture, it was built between the 14th and 15th centuries. It has three naves and a polygonal apse. Its 16th century tower is of Herrerian style.
it is located at the foot of the medieval wall and remembers the place where the knights held their tournaments with swords, spears and maces, There were also other medieval diversions such as the assault on the castle. During the Medieval Festival, the Palenque comes alive to stage the knights’ games and tournaments.