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.more
On the place of the main mosque, a gothic church was built. Later, in the XVI century, the church was restored by Andrés de Vandelvira, following the Renaissance trend. Among the original elements of the gothic church are the Puerta de la Luna, in mudejar gothic (XIII century), the Rose window (XIV century) and the Puerta del Perdón (XV...more
This is probably the only Romanesque church in Andalucia. During the centuries XI, XII and XII, when the predominant style in western Europe was the Romanesque, Andalucía was under the Muslim rule.This church was built in the XIII century. Paintings dated to the XV and XVI centuries represent the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and Saint Catherine.The...more
The Palace of Jabalquinto is the most important sample of civil architecture in Baeza. It was built in Plateresque style in the XV century, under the order of Juan Alfonso Benavides, favorite and relative of the Catholic Monarch Fernando.The decoration of the façade is very rich. In the upper part there are eight tilted coats of arms arranged in...more
The foundation bull of the University of Baeza dates back to 1538, being the Pope Paulo III. The University worked for about three centuries and was closed down in 1824, when it became the College of Humanities. From 1875 to 1979 it was used as a secondary school, where the poet Antonio Machado imparted classes of French Grammar between 1912 and...more
The arch of Villalar, on the left, linked to the Casa del Pópulo, was built in 1521 to commemorate the battle of Villlalar, in which Carlos V defeated the uprising of the Comuneros of Castile. It was never used as a gate.On the right, the Jaén gate, an entry to the walled city.more
The old slaughter house was built in the XVI century within the city walls, and was moved to the Lions square or Plaza del Populo, its present location. There is a magnificent coat of arms of Carlos V in the upper gallery.It has been used as municipal slaughter house until late in the20th century.more
The Town Hall was built in the XVI century. It is considered one of most valuable samples of the Plateresque style in Andalucía. The façade supports the coats of arms of Baeza, Felipe II amd the Corregidor (The mayor appointed by the King). It was used as a Prison and Lawcourts. Today it is being restored, so we couldn’t see the Renaissance...more
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...more
The Iglesia Santa Cruz is the oldest church in Baeza, dating from the 13th century. Unusually it was adapted from a mosque, rather than being built on top of one. Unfortunately there was a tour party in the church when we were there, so I don’t have any pictures of the inside.more
Puente Del Obispo S/N, Puente Del Obispo, Baeza, 2
Good for: Couples
Canonigo Melgares Raya Sn Baeza Ja
Good for: Families
C/canonigo melgares raya ,s/n, Baeza, es
Good for: Families
This restaurant, not only has good food, but excellent service. The wait staff and the owner were very helpful in recommending entrees, desserts and wines. The place was full of locals with families. As tourists, we were a curiosity to them. Definitely the lamb chops. They serve veal lamb chops and regular lamb chops. We tried the regular ones....more
We were looking for a snack lunch, somewhere to rest our feet and have a cool drink, and this little bar looked as good as any. We sat at a table on the pavement, under the shade of the awning, and idled away an hour, watching the school children playing opposite whilst they waited for Mum to come and collect them.So we shared a plate of Criquetas...more
It's very typical to serve a snack for free with your drink in the city of Baeza, and almost in every city in the Province of Jaén. It's a nice tradition due to let you drink as many beers as you want and don't become drunk! Es muy típico en la ciudad de Baeza, e incluso en todos los pueblos de la provincia, servir una tapa gratuita con tu bebida....more
There is a train station between Linares and Baeza, where trains from Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and Córdoba arrive in. You can check the schedules at the official website. You have to write "Linares-Baeza"
Hay una estación de tren entre Linares y Baeza, a donde llegan trenes procedentes de Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla y Córdoba. Puedes mirar los horarios en la web oficial. Tienes que escribir "Linares-Baeza"
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.
The Paseo de la Constitución is paved in marble. I would imagine that in wet weather, it would be slippery.
There are lots and lots of beautiful spots in Baeza that could be considered "off the beaten path" because they are small or just simple parks. On the other hand all of them make that a walk through Baeza will be always a pleasent thing.
Hay muchísimos lugares bonitos en Baeza que se pueden considerar "fuera del recorrido" porque son muy pequeños o simplemente parques. Por otro lado todos ellos hacen que un paseo por Baeza sea siempre algo agradable.
Baeza was declared a world heritage city by UNESCO in 2003. If you have a look to the city map you can check out how many monuments and interesting places this small town has on it.
Baeza fue declarada ciudad patrimonio de la humanidad por la UNESCO en 2003. Si echas un vistazo al plano puedes observar la cantidad de monumentos y lugares interesantes que puedes ver en este pequeño pueblo.