Jaén
Baeza
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Baeza The Essential
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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.

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Michelin's recommendations for Baeza
Pópulo Square
Pópulo Square
At the centre of this pretty square
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Cathedral
Cathedral
St Ferdinand III had this built on the
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Jabalquinto Palace
Jabalquinto Palace
The old residence of Juan Alfonso de
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Plaza Santa María
Plaza Santa María
The large fountain decorated with
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Town hall (Ajuntament)
Town hall (Ajuntament)
This occupies the building of the old
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Old abattoirs
Old abattoirs
The slaughterhouse is housed in a
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