Santa Maria

It is difficult to walk through its streets and stately squares and not tripping over churches, convents and palaces, such as the Gothic church of San Pablo, the baroque of the Holy Trinity or the convent of Santa Clara, one of the oldest religious foundations of the city. To the South, next to the city walls, the archaeological site of Eras of the Alcazar shows one of the most complete historical sequences, from the 5th century BC up to the contemporary age. The Arabs left an important mark on the city. The quasi-totality of the path that is preserved is a Muslim. In addition to the fortified enclosure, the Colegiata de Santa Maria stands on the old mosque and the market place was the old Souk. Also noteworthy are the Losal door, which gives access to the Barrio San Millan (where even today many potters ceramist and alfarera of Muslim origin retain the tradition) and the Mudejar House of the 14th century, current archaeological museum. Poetics Baeza in Baeza singular location, on a hill, allows to admire one of the most unique sights, but also more Jaen landscape features.

A sea of olive trees protects this Renaissance enclave, one of the most important in Spain, where the imagination allows us to live in a city that has not been anchored in the past. His monumental complex is a combination of religious and civil buildings, and styles, such as the plateresque facade of the Town Hall and the Gothic-Mudejar Church of el Salvador. Near the walk of the Constitution (old public forum), are the twin doors of Jaen and the Villalar arch, next to the plaza of the Populo or lions, and which give access to the historic center of the city. From here, it is easy to get to the plaza de Santa Maria, monumental heart, around which the Cathedral, whose Tower dominates the skyline, las casas consistoriales, concentrate supply, the seminar of San Felipe (headquarters of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucia) and the Palace of Rubin de Ceballos. Taking the cuesta de San Felipe Neri is the simple Romanesque church of Santa Cruz. We also find here the Jabalquinto Palace, gotigo-flamboyant style, headquarters Antonio Machado of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucia. As Jorge Manrique and Gaspar Becerra, the poet Antonio Machado, who taught at Baeza, left its mark on the city, to the extent that the walk through the walls is known as the machadiano walk, from where contemplate the Guadalquivir Valley and the extensive fields of olive groves. Unlike its neighbour ubeda, Baeza just preserves Arab remains (the door of ubeda and the Tower of the Aliatares) due to the confrontations between baezana nobility, the Benavides and the Carvajales, and order of 1476 of Isabel la Catolica of knock down their strengths so that they stay not strengthened any thing against the city. Source of the news: ubeda and Baeza, centers of the Andalucian Renaissance