Baeza stands on a promontory dominating a landscape of olive trees.
Declared a historic-artistic site it possesses an incredible legacy of the Reconnaissance period, where carved stone contrasts with whitewashed houses.
Situated as it is between Castilla and Andalucia, the then Christian and Muslim kingdoms, it saw its fair share of battles. In 1227, Fernando III El Santo succeeded in reconquering this town turning it into his base for launching attacks on the Tarifa Kingdom.
Today, set as it is on the Renaissance and Nazorite Route, it is ideally located as a base for touring the whole region.
Start your tour from Plaza del Populo, the main square, a site made up of the Casa de Populo, Los Leones fountain, the Jane Gate and the Villalor Arch.
Follow this with La Plaza de la Fuente where you will find the cathedral. La Catedral de Santa Maria is one of this towns jewels. Built on the site of a mosque in the 16th century it houses a museum.
Don’t miss the Jabalquinto Palace and the seminary of San Felpe Neri.