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This is an old house with art and artifacts from all over the world sent back by missions of San Juan de Dios. A guide tours you through the house. The tour takes about 45 minutes.
The Museo San Juan de Dios building is also called the Casa de los Pisa. The building was constructed in the 15th century in the Mudejar style, with three stories around a central patio. San Juan de Dios died in this house. The museum is dedicated to the life of the saint and the religious order he founded, Orden de los Hermanos Hospitalarios. The museum contains a large amount of religious art and furniture.
Juan Ciudad Duarte was born in 1495 in Montemor-o-Novo (Portugal) in a poor family. When he was 10 years old he went to Oropesa in Toledo. In 1523 he enlisted in the army and participated in several wars, the last in 1532 in the campaign of Carlos I against the Turks. He then went to Ceuta and worked as a construction worker. He later went to Granada in 1538 and opened a small library at the Puerta Elvira. In 1539 he was converted to the Catholic faith by Juan de Avila. He acted like a mad person and was placed in the Hospital Real. Juan de Avila told him to go as a pilgrim to the Virgen de Guadalupe. Before her statue he promised to take care of the poor and sick. He returned to Granada and rented a house to establish his first hospital. He later opened another hospital at the Cuesta de Gomerez. He then established his order. He died in the Casa de los Pisa on March 8, 1550. Pope Urban VIII beatified him in 1630 and canonized in 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII. Pope Leon XIII declared him as the patron saint of the sick and hospitals.
There is a page in English with photos here