FREE TOUR BAEZA

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What does the Baeza Free Tour consist of?

Possibly your best option to get to know Baeza in a fun and authentic way.

Free Tours around Baeza

A moment of culture and fun for everyone.

Enjoy your free tour in Baeza as a couple, with friends or in a group!

Free tours of Baeza are the perfect pretext to take the time to learn more about Spain’s cultural heritage.

Baeza free tours are free tours organized by guides who show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.

While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.

In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.

What to see and do in Baeza?

Baeza is a town located in the province of Jaén, in the south of Spain. What defines Baeza is its impressive Renaissance and Baroque architectural ensemble, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. In its cobblestone streets you can find beautiful examples of Spanish plateresque art, as well as outstanding examples of civil and religious architecture: stately palaces with arcaded courtyards and ornamental fountains; churches with bell towers and baroque altarpieces.

The Alhondiga
La Alhóndiga in Baeza is a historic building dating back to the XVIth century and is located in the center of the city. Its Renaissance architecture stands out for its elegance and sophistication. It was originally built as a warehouse to store provisions, but over time it has been used for different purposes, such as a theater or a cultural center.

Old University
The Old University in Baeza is a historical monument that was founded in the sixteenth century and functioned for more than two hundred years as a center of learning for theology, philosophy and liberal arts.

Baeza’s Wall
La Muralla de Baeza is one of the most emblematic and representative monuments of the historical center of Baeza. This impressive fortification dates back to the 13th century, and has witnessed countless historical episodes over the centuries. The wall surrounds the historic center and has several gates that give access to the interior of the walled city.

 

Itinerary

We will begin this guided tour by meeting at the Baeza Town Hall. From this point, we will approach to admire the Lower Town Hall, the Alhóndiga and even the bar frequented by the famous poet Antonio Machado during his stay in the city!

We will follow the guide under the Bearded Arch to visit the Old University inside which we will enter, if it is open, to see the classroom where Machado taught. We will continue our free visit to the Palace of Jabalquinto, the Church of Santa Cruz and the Plaza de Santa Maria, the most famous square in the city for housing the Cathedral and the Casas Consistoriales Altas

Do you know the legends that conceal the stones of desires and of hell? We will find out!

Before finishing our free tour of Baeza, we will take a walk along the the Walls of Baeza, that will take us to the viewpoints that inspired Antonio Machado to write his poems, you will understand why!

Our last stop will be the Plaza del Pópulo, also known as the Plaza de los Leones because of the spectacular fountain that dominates it. Here the specialized guide will tell us about the buildings that surround it such as the Old Butcheries, the Public Notaries or the Arch of Villalar.

 

Meeting Point and Duration

The meeting point for the Baeza Free Tour is at the Baeza Town Hall. It lasts approximately one and a half hours.

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