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  • 1 Pópulo Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Pópulo

    At the centre of this pretty square stands the Fuente de los Leones ( Fountain of the Lions), one of the most popular sights in Baeza. Around the square stand the old slaughterhouse and the old law court. In one of the corners is the Villalar Arch er..

  • 2 Plaza Santa María Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Santa María

    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..

  • 3 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa Maria, s/n

    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). ..

  • 4 Jabalquinto Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Santa Cruz, s/n

    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..

  • 5 Town hall (Ajuntament) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo del Cardenal Benavides, s/n

    This occupies the building of the old Court House and prison; the façade is a remarkable example of late Plateresque, which reaches new heights in the realisation of four balconies supported by two fragile marble columns. Above, arches, friezes, pila..

  • 6 San Pablo

    Religious buildings

    The Renaissance façade has a gothic interior made up of three wide naves with gothic pillars. It has preserved some panels painted on wood and a statue of Christ of the Expiration.

  • 7 Old abattoirs

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The slaughterhouse is housed in a beautiful Renaissance stately home, despite its use. You will note the coat of arms of Charles V with the two-headed eagle (the emblem of the Habsburgs) on the upper floor, where the old tribunal was once held.

  • 8 Casa del Pópulo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Formerly the headquarters of the Civil Court, which used to be on the first floor, this Plateresque building now houses the tourist office. The six doors used to lead to the six clerks' offices and the courtroom was accessed via a side door.

  • 9 Old University

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Beato Juan de Ávila, s/n

    Go through the Barbudo arch, one of the only vestiges of the fortified walls. Founded in the 16C by Rodrigo López and Juan de Ávila, the university served until 1827, before becoming a secondary education establishment in 1875. You enter via the chap..

  • 10 Old Market and Constitution Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The three-storey buildings of the 16C corn exchange (Antigua Alhóndiga) and those of the former town hall (Casas Consistoriales Bajas, at the corner of Calle Gaspar Becerra) stand on what is today Baeza's main square, the centre of which has been tur..

  • 11 Ruins of San Francisco

    Religious buildings

    calle San Francisco, s/n

    This magnificent Renaissance convent, which suffered badly through pillaging and natural catastrophes, was considered in its time one of Vandelvira's masterpieces. A monumental transept and the apse, the fasciculated columns and the sumptuous stone r..

  • 12 Santa Cruz church

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa Cruz, s/n

    The only remaining Romanesque church (13C) still standing in Baeza out of the original five. Worshippers entered from the side, as you could not arrive facing the altar. You can see the remains of fine 15C frescoes in the apse.

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