Discover the secrets of Baeza
Baeza lies in the province of Jaén and alongside Úbeda, it is famous for its Renaissance architectural heritage, which earned it the category of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
This town’s history dates all the way back to the 5th century, and has been home to many civilisations, such as the Romans, the Visigoths and the Arabs. With them, Baeza gradually gained importance, so that during the Spanish Reconquista (Reconquest), it was even in the running to become the capital of the Kingdom of Jaén. However, it wasn’t until the 16th century that it really began to shine.
Check out our cheap trips to Baeza and enjoy the town’s rich architecture. The number of monuments that you’ll be able to visit is truly spectacular, so take advantage of your stay and head to Plaza de Santa María and Plaza del Pópulo, discover the beautiful Baeza cathedral, gaze upon the Palacio de Jabalquinto or visit the Antigua Universidad, where Antonio Machado gave classes. If you get the chance to visit in March or April, you can enjoy one of the most important celebrations of the city, the Holy Week of Baeza.
If you choose one of our package holidays in Baeza, you should take advantage of the opportunity to travel to some of the wonderful places nearby. Discover the amazing cultural heritage of the town’s sister, Úbeda, become lost among the natural beauty of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Nature Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1983, and take in the atmosphere of the province’s capital city, Jaén.
Of course, the highlight of cuisine in Baeza is the star product of the province of Jaén, olive oil. Start the morning with some toasted bread accompanied by this golden treasure to keep your energy up throughout the day, and don’t leave without first trying some of the typical dishes such as Baeza cod or virolos, puff pastry with cabello de ángel jam.
Check out our holiday deals in Baeza and fall in love with this spectacular jewel of Andalusia.