Beas de Segura

Beas de Segura is located at the gates of the Sierra de Segura, within the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park.

This attractive town and its nature are embedded between seas of olive trees and rocky foothills, with its winding streets – a memory of its Muslim past – and manor houses.

Carmelitas Francisco José Jiménez Yuste
Vista panorámica
Valle del rio Beas
Recreación celda Sta Teresa de Jesús

An attraction that dazzled the greatest of the mystical poets, Saint Teresa, to whom this land was “very delightful and of good temper”, and Saint John of the Cross, who was continuously coming and going to Beas from the different places to that his functions assigned him.

The presence in the town of illustrious figures such as Saint Teresa of Jesus, Saint John of the Cross and Ana of Jesus, reinforces the importance of Beas in the reform of Carmel.

An excellent pretext to get to know Beas de Segura. It is sure to captivate you.

Portal de Turismo de Beas de Segura

Way of San Juan de la Cruz

The Way of Saint John of the Cross is a pilgrimage route that begins in Beas de Segura and concludes in Caravaca de la Cruz. The Way originates from the beginning of 2016, at the initiative of the Discalced Carmelites of Caravaca, with the support of the Discalced Carmelites of Beas, to promulgate the heritage, landscape and ethnographic legacy of those villages it crosses and bring tourists or pilgrims closer to his message, his mystique and his poetry. A pilgrimage route of 151 km, performed by the Saint as Vicar and confessor of the Carmelite convents. The Way runs through…

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Mocho bridge

Saint Teresa and her entire entourage crossed the Guadalimar river through the Mocho Bridge on their way to Beas to found the first convent of the Discalced Carmelites in Andalusia. It is a Roman bridge of great solidity, with a rigging of large ashlars placed by rope and brand and located on the Guadalimar river. The bridge stands between two municipalities: Beas de Segura and Chiclana de Segura and it is very interesting because it was part of the “Camino de los Cartagineses”, a branch of the Via Augusta that, according to hypothesis, would connect Cástulo with Carthago Nova. Although…

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La Ventilla de Beas

Ventilla de Beas is where the people of Beas de Segura waited and received, with great joy, the delegation of Saint Teresa of Jesus to accompany them to the place of the foundation. The procession reached Beas de Segura along the royal road, currently the A-6301 road, along the right bank of the Beas river, without crossing it. La Ventilla de Beas was about two kilometers from the town, owned by a brother of the foundation’s promoters, Doña Catalina Godínez and Doña María de Sandoval, and the junction of the Beas road with the royal road. So this is the…

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