Top 10 Things to do in Baeza, Spain

April 7, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Baeza (Spanish pronunciation: [baˈeθa]), formerly also written as Baéza, is an Andalusian town in the province of Jaén in southern Spain. It lies perched on a cliff in the Loma de Úbeda, the range separating the Guadalquivir River to its south from the Guadalimar to its north. It is now principally famed for having some of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in Spain. Along with Úbeda, it was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2003. The former Visigothic bishopric of Baeza remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Restaurants in Baeza

1. Baeza Old Town

Old town, Baeza, Spain +34 953 10 83 10
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4.5 based on 720 reviews

Baeza Old Town

Reviewed By Yves F - Portimao, Portugal

Old stones and gatherings of kids with smart-phones around Fountains and on squares: strange contemporary mixture! The clash of old and new was most pleasant and the kids/youths were polite and behaved...
Only one tiny thing: surely there must be a way to 'hide' TV aerials and such?

2. Palacio de Jabalquinto

Baeza, Spain
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Palacio de Jabalquinto

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Palace of Jabalquinto is located in the Plaza de Santa Cruz and is the most impressive and beautiful palace of Baeza. It was ordered to be constructed in the 15th century by Juan Alonso de Benavides Manrique, who was the second cousin of King Ferdinand, the Catholic. Juan Guas was the architect. The palace is one of the best examples of the Spanish Gothic style, with an Isabeline facade. There are semicircular pillars with capitals that resemble stalactites. There are diamond like protruberances on the facade that play with light and shadow. On the top floor is a gallery with five arches that was added in the 16th century, and is of Renaissance style. There is an impressive Renaissance courtyard and a Baroque monumental staircase.

3. Fuente de Santa Maria

Plaza de Santa Maria, Baeza, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Fuente de Santa Maria

Reviewed By perle369 - Malaga, Spain

We stumbled across this amazing little Fountain on a rainy day out in Baeza. It is amazing that it has stood the test of time. The square is quite atmospheric and worth a visit.

4. Plaza del Populo

Plaza del Populo, Baeza, Spain
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Plaza del Populo

Reviewed By Michael A - Pompano Beach, Florida

The coats of arms, medallions with classic figures inset, and the buildings and arches surrounding the square reflect several centuries of history under both Arab and Spanish rule.

5. Cathedral de Baeza

Plaza Santa Maria 2, 23440 Baeza, Spain +34 953 74 41 57
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4.5 based on 452 reviews

Cathedral de Baeza

Reviewed By Lesley P - Kent, United Kingdom

Well worth the 2euro - pensioner rate entrance fee. Pay extra for listening device in your language. Views from the top of the bell tower very good.

6. Aula de Antonio Machado

Calle Huarte de San Juan 3, 23440 Baeza, Spain
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Aula de Antonio Machado

Reviewed By john c - Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

A very small and simple classroom, which he is supposed to have used with a plaque to the great poet on an outside wall; Machado famously stood up to Franco on a public occasion, but died soon after in 1939. From Sevilla he went to Baeza to teach French in the new university from 1912 to 1919, then moved on to Soria in the North. He was supposedly taught in the old university, closed in 1875, the year he was born. He has the walk/road above the countryside in the town named after him too. He wrote he would remember Baeza, even when he could no longer see it.

7. Coffee Central Theatre

Calle Obispo Narvaez 19, 23440 Baeza, Spain +34 953 74 43 55
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Coffee Central Theatre

The Central Cafe Baeza is more than a coffee shop. In this place, the atmosphere invites you to socialize, contemplate our decoration and enjoy a show like live Performances that take place every Thursday and Friday. We offer a unique environment where you can enjoy all kinds of Performances, Concerts, karaoke, jam sessions and, of course, good music, good drinks and good coffee. Come and meet us!

Reviewed By Jugs56 - Crewe, Cheshire

We have just returned from a Saga Trip around Andalucia and found ourselves stuck in Baeza for two nights. The place wasnt big enough to keep anyone occupied for two nights so we were a little non plussed at what to do. Then we found...MoreDear Mrs Jugs56, it's a pleasure for us to read these words, great review! We will be delighted to welcome you again. Thanking you for your confidence we look forward to seeing you at Café Teatro Central.

8. Baeza Town Hall

Pasaje Cardenal Benavides 5, 23440 Baeza, Spain
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Baeza Town Hall

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Town Hall is in a building constructed in the 16th century, finished in 1523. It was supposed to be a prison, but later was used for other purposes and became the Town Hall in 1867. The façade is very impressive and is in the late Plateresque style, designed by Vandelvira. The second floor has four balconies with one arch and two lintel openings that are held by little marble columns. There are small rose windows above these. There are pilasters, friezes and arches that have decorative figures. There is a giant coat of arms of King Felipe II. The façade is highly decorative. It was called the Antigua Carcel y Palacio de Justicia.

9. Casa del Populo

Baeza, Spain +34 953 74 43 70
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Casa del Populo

Reviewed By john c - Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

Lovely architectural old building with tourist information and helpful guide. Not much more to say other than the old slaughter house is next door, but private.

10. Museo de la Cultura del Olivo

Complejo La Laguna, Puente del Obispo, Baeza, Spain +34 953 76 51 42
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4 based on 66 reviews

Museo de la Cultura del Olivo

Reviewed By debspants - Coventry

I visit with groups and love this hidden gem off the beaten track. After passing millions of olive trees along the route it's fascinating getting up close and personal - literally- with the history, types of trees, presses, historical and economic significance of olives to...MoreThanks very much for your comment and your really nice words. We are very happy you enjoyed your trip to our museum and we keep wonrking to offer the best. We hope to se you back soon. Thanks again.

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