Baeza Travel Guide

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Baeza Things to Do

  • Puerta de Ubeda

    The gate of Ubeda was a part of the city walls. In 1477 Isabel I, the Catholic Monarch, ordered its demolition to avoid confrontations among the noble families. Nevertheless, one of the three original arches and a tower have been preserved.

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  • Puerta de los Elorza

    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

    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

    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 Santa María

    This fountain is in the middle of Santa María square, in front of the main façade of the Cathedral. It was built in 1654 by the architect in charge of the city water supply, Ginés Martínez.The triple triumphal arch is crowned by a pediment supported by telamons.

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  • Cathedral: Cloister and Museum

    The cloister is accessed through the sacristy. There are four chapels and a small museum that exhibits a collection of codices, illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. There are also gold and silver liturgical objects, relics and clothing.

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  • Cancillerías góticas

    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.

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  • Catedral de la Natividad de Nuestra...

    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...

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  • Iglesia de Santa Cruz

    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...

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  • Palacio de Jabalquinto

    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...

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  • Antigua Universidad

    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...

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  • Fuente de Los Leones

    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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  • Arco de Villalar and Puerta de Jaén

    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.

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  • Audiencia Civil y Escribanías Públicas

    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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  • La Antigua Carnicería

    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.

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  • Ayuntamiento – Town Hall

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • Iglesia de Santa Cruz

    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.

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Baeza Restaurants

  • The Best Lamb Chops in Spain

    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....

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  • Just a quick lunch !

    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...

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  • Snacks - Tapas

    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....

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Baeza Transportation

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    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"

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Baeza Local Customs

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    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    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.

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Baeza Warnings and Dangers

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    Paseo de la Constituci��n

    by Dumpling Written Nov 20, 2005

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    The Paseo de la Constitución is paved in marble. I would imagine that in wet weather, it would be slippery.

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Baeza Off The Beaten Path

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    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    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.

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Baeza Favorites

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    Touristical map - Plano tur?stico

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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