Jaén
Baeza
Recommended
Baeza The Essential
Recommended
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.

Must see

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