Zenit Campos de Baeza
Puerta de Cordoba 57, Baeza, 23440, Spain
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Casas Consistoriales Bajas
The Cathedral at Baeza
Detail of the collonade
Travel Tips for Baeza
Kind people - Gente amable
People in the province of Jaen is very kind with tourist. It happens in all Spain, but this area is particularly tourist free, so local people are very happy to help visitors. Maybe, the main problem could be that lots of them can speak in a foreign language, but if you search for the youngers one they could speak with you better. On the other hand you have to be very polite with them and you must understand that they are doing a good effort trying to be usefull for you.
La gente en la provincia de Jaén es muy amable con los turistas. Esto ocurre en toda España pero esta zona está particularmente libre de turistas, asi que tienen muy buena disposición para ayudar a los visitantes. Posiblemente el principal problema sea que la mayor parte de ellos no pueden hablar en una lengua extranjera, pero si buscas a los jóvenes podrán hablar mejor contigo. Por otro lado debes ser muy educado con ellos y debes comprender que están haciendo un gran esfuerzo por ser útiles para tí.
Palacio de Jabalquinto
This palace was originally built in the 15th century, and has been extensively altered since, most recently during its conversion into the International University of Andalusia. The main façade is most impressive, and the courtyard has been beautifully restored. You can wander in for no charge.
And best of all, through a door in the far corner of the courtyard – nice clean, modern toilets, always worth noting when you are exploring !
Church of Santa Cruz, Baeza
This ancient church with its simple, almost austere architectural style is in stark contrast to the flamboyance of the Jabalquinto Palace facade which lies directly opposite across the Plaza de Santa Cruz.
This church was one of the first places of Christian worship to be founded in the city after the Christian conquest in 1227. Baeza was the first Andalusian city to be taken from the Moors. The city was settled by knights from Castille, and was granted privileges which made Baeza the civil and religious capital of the Upper Guadalquivir region until the conquest of the city of Jaen in 1246.
Also called Casas Consistoriales Altas.
This building was the seat of the City Council from 1511. The façade is flamboyant gothic style, adorned with the coats of arms of Juana I la Loca, daughter of the Catholic Monarchs, and his husband Felipe I el Hermoso (the Handsome) , son of Maximilian I.
Plaza de la Constitucion
The Plaza de la Constitucion lies in the heart of old Baeza, just down the hill below the Cathedral and University, and between Plaza de Espana and Plaza del Populo. The wide, tree-lined avenue is an ideal place to rest in the shade, and is obviously popular with the locals. Whilst we had a snack lunch at one of the bars on the west side, the square was full of local school children – many waiting to be picked up by parents.
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