Things to see and do - Baeza
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Situated between Andalucía and La Mancha, Baena was once a major border settlement. A tranquil town, surrounded by olive trees, it has retained a large number of its stately mansions, which bear witness to its former glory. It was the capital of a taifa kingdom and was the first town in Andalucía to be reconquered (1227). Peace enabled civic and intellectual life to flourish. A printing works was founded here as early as 1551, followed by a university in 1595, which was disbanded in the 19C.
Tourist attractions Baeza : Things to see and do
pl. de Santa Maria, s/n E - 23440 Baeza
St Ferdinand III had this built on the site of an ancient mosque and it was rebuilt in the 16C. The main Renaissance facade is in contrast to the west side where the oldest parts are such as the Luna door (13C) and the huge Gothic rose window (14C). ..
pl. de Santa María E - 23440 Baeza
The large fountain decorated with caryatids and atlases is by Ginés Martinez. On one side of the square the facade of St-Philippe-Neri's seminary (17C) still bears some inscriptions; it was a privilege granted to the students on obtaining their Diplo..
pl. de Santa Cruz, s/n E - 23440 Baeza
The old residence of Juan Alfonso de Benavides (Captain of Lorca) is a perfect example of the late Gothic style. The exceptional facade attributed to Juan Guas and Enrique Egas is a pure wonder whose beauty is fully revealed in the setting sun; it de..
Canónigo Melgares Raya, s/n E - 23440 Baeza
The charming Hotel Puerta de la Luna is set in a beautiful 17th-century mansion in Baeza's old town. It features an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a popular restaurant. Housed in 3 buildings set around a traditional Andalusian-style patio, Hotel..
Carmen, 15 E - 23440 Baeza
Featuring a rooftop Japanese Garden with a swimming pool and great views of Baeza, Fuentenueva Hotel blends a historical 19th-century building with contemporary minimalist design. Mixing fine wooden floors, metallic details, stone bathrooms and cont..
Concepción, 3 E - 23440 Baeza
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Originally a 16th century convent for The Nuns of the Carmelitas order, this hotel rests in the old town of Baeza, a dreamlike place where time seems to stand still. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Baeza has preserved the Renaissance style architectur..