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    Town hall - Ayuntamiento

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    It has one of the most notable Andalusian Plateresque façades from the 16th century. It was constructed as a jail and as a courthouse. Its main door is flanked by caryatides of Justice and Charity. The upper floor has four muslim style balconies. There we can see the coats of arms of the King Philip II, Baeza and the judge. The decorated cornice that crowns it is quite remarkable. It's the town hall since 1867.

    Tiene una de las mejores fachadas platerescas del siglo XVI andaluz. El edificio se construyó como prisión y palacio de justicia. Su puerta principal está flanqueada por cariátides que representan la justicia y la caridad. La planta alta tiene cuatro balcones de estilo mudejar. Podemos ver aquí los escudos del Rey Felipe II, Baeza y la justicia. La decorada cornisa que decora el edificio es muy interesante también. El ayuntamiento está aquí desde 1867.

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    Holy Cross church - Iglesia de Santa Cruz

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    It's a late Romanesque church, from the 8th century. It has a semicircular apse with a quarter sphere and a half cannon frontside. It's one of the oldest church in sothern Spain.

    Es una iglesia de estido románico tardío, del siglo VIII. Tiene un ábside semicircular, con un cuarto de esfera y una parte delantera en forma de medio cañón. Es una de las igelsias mas antiguas del sur de España.

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    St Philip Neri Seminary - Seminario

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    Constructed between the 17th and 18th centuries, its style is Baroque . In the main door there are memorial tablets of a festive and critical nature. The interior is arranged around three courtyards. It was declared an Historical-national architectural monument in 1931. At present it is the headquarters of the International University Antonio Machado.

    Seminario de San Felipe Neri
    Construido entre los siglos XVII y XVIII, en estilo barroco. En la puerta principal hay diferentes cuarteles, de tipo festivo y de naturaleza. El interior está distribuido en tres patios. El edificio fue declarado Monumento Arquitectónico Histórico Nacional en 1931. Hoy en día es sede de la Universidad Internacional Antonio Machado.

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    Jabalquinto palace - Palacio de Jabalquinto

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    This palace dates from the 15th-17th centuries. The façade is in the Blazing Gothic style with Mudejar influences and it's very characteristic. The courtyard has a double row of arches with marble columns and coats of arms. It has monumental Baroque stairs covered by a half orange vault.

    Este palacio data de los siglos XV y XVII. La fachada es de estilo gótico con influencias mudéjares, la cual es muy característica. El patiotiene doble planta de arcos con columnas de marmol y escudos. Tiene escaleras monumentales barrocas cuviertas con una bóveda de media naranja.

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    Cathedral - Catedral

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    The cathedral was built over an old mosque that Alfonso 8th dedicated to Christian worship of San Isidoro. The layout is similar to a basilica and it all dates from the 16th century. It has three chambers are divided by cruciform pillars, a 17th century sacristy and a Gothic cloister.
    There is a fountain in front of the cathedral, the Saint Mary fountain. It was built to commemorate the first time water supplie arrived in town.

    La catedral se construyó sobre una antigua mezquita y el Rey Alfonso VIII la dedicó a la veneración de San Isidoro. La planta es similar al de una basílica y toda ella data del siglo XVI. Tiene tres naves divididas por pilares cruciformes, una sacristía del siglo XVII y un claustro gótico.
    Hay una fuente enfrente de la catedral, la fuente de Santa María. Fue construida para conmemorar la primera vez que llegó el suministro de agua a la ciudad.

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    Populo Square - Plaza del Pópulo

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    Lions fountain and Old butcher's - Fuente y Carnic
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    It's a beautiful square where there are some interesting buildings: Old butcher's, Notaries' offices and the Gate of Jaen and the Arch of Villalar. The Lions fountain is in the centre.
    The monumental coat of arms of Charles V is quite remarkable at the Old butcher's building. The Notaries' offices dates from the beginning of the 16th century and it is in the Plateresque style and it has two floors. Finally, it's interesting the Lions fountain which was moved from the neighbouring Roman city of Castulo (Linares) at the beginning of the 16th century. The sculpture of the woman has traditionally been identified with Himilce, the Iberian princess from Castulo, who married the Carthaginian leader Hannibal.

    Esta bonita plaza tiene algunos edificios interesantes: las Antiguas Carnicerías, las Escribanías, así como la Puerta de Jaén y el Arco de Villalar. La fuente de los Leones está en el centro. El monumental escudo de Carlos V destaca en las Antiguas Carnicerías. Las Escribanías proceden del siglo XVI y son de estilo plateresco, con dos plantas. Finalmente, es interesante la fuente de los Leones, que fué trasladada desde la vecina ciudad romana de Cástulo (Linares) al principio del siglo XVI. La escultura de la mujer ha sido tradicionalmente identificada con Himilce, la princesa ibérica procedente de Cástulo, que se casó con el lider cartaginés Anibal.

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    Puerta de los Elorza

    by Aitana Updated Apr 6, 2009

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    The palace of the Elorza family was built at the end of the XVI century. Nowadays only the façade stands.

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    Convento de San Francisco

    by Aitana Written Apr 6, 2009

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    The convent of San Francisco was built in 1538 by Andrés de Vandelvira. An earthquake partially destroyed it but the façade and parts of the chapel still stand.

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    Seminario de San Felipe Neri

    by Aitana Written Apr 5, 2009

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    Courtyard of the Seminar
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    The seminar is in front of the Cathedral. It was founded in 1660. We could not see the interior, but a small courtyard is seen through a grillwork with palm trees and orange trees.

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    Fuente de Los Leones

    by Aitana Written Apr 4, 2009

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    This fountanin was int the iberian city of Castulo. The central figure represents a goddess, though some authors say that she is Imilce, the Iberian wife of Hannibal.

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    Audiencia Civil y Escribanías Públicas

    by Aitana Updated Apr 4, 2009

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    Also called Casa del Pópulo, this Plateresque building from the XVI century used to be the Civil Court and Notary’s office. Nowadays it houses the Tourist Office

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    The Cathedral

    by Dumpling Written Nov 20, 2005

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    The Cathedral

    The cathedral dominates the Plaza de Santa Maria. The Fuente de Santa Maria can be seen centre right.

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    Iglesia de la Santa Cruz

    by Dumpling Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    Iglesia de la Santa Cruz

    This church was one of the last in Spain, and one of the very few in Andalucía, to be built in the Romanesque style.

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