Top ChoiceTapas in Baeza

El Arcediano

Always buzzing with locals, this welcoming spot with dangling chandeliers, grapevines painted on the ceiling and tables on the narrow pedestrian lane out front serves up excellent large montaditos (slices of...

Top ChoiceSpanish in Baeza

Palacio de Gallego

In the atmospheric setting of a 16th-century house, with tables on the delightful patio as well as in an old wood-beamed dining room, the Gallego serves up superb meat and fish dishes, barbecued and otherwise....

Top ChoiceCathedral in Baeza

Catedral de Baeza

As was the case in much of Andalucía, the Reconquista destroyed Baeza's mosque and in its place built a cathedral. It's a stylistic melange, though the predominant style is 16th-century Renaissance, visible in...

Top ChoicePalace in Baeza

Palacio de Jabalquinto

Baeza’s most flamboyant palace was probably built in the late 15th century for a member of the noble Benavides clan. Its chief glory is the spectacular facade in decorative Isabelline Gothic style, with a strange...

Top ChoiceWorkshop in Baeza

Oleícola San Francisco

These fascinating tours of a working oil mill near Baeza will teach you all you could want to know about the process of turning olives into oil, how the best oil is made and what distinguishes extra virgin from...

Top ChoiceBar in Baeza

Café Teatro Central

The most original and consistent nightspot in the province, with fascinatingly eclectic decor and determined support for live music, the Central fills up around midnight Thursday to Saturday with an arty-indie...

Andalucian in Baeza

Taberna El Pájaro

For an elegant dining experience, settle into El Pájaro's stone-walled, wood-beamed dining room and immerse yourself in its wide-ranging menu of Iberian specialties. Appetizers of cured sheep's milk cheese,...

Square in Baeza

Plaza del Pópulo

This handsome square is surrounded by elegant 16th-century buildings. The central Fuente de los Leones is made of carvings from the Ibero-Roman village of Cástulo and is topped by a statue reputed to represent...

Spanish in Baeza

Bar Pacos

Hotel Puerta de la Luna's downstairs bar prepares a wide array of tasty cortesías (free tapas that come with your drink) and medias raciones. Specialties such as crêpes (variously filled with fried egg, pork,...

Spanish in Baeza

Xavi Taberna

On the quieter northern side of the paseo, Xavi's has a more contemporary style than the more touristic joints on the south side, and the meat and seafood – classic Spanish ingredients with a few creative twists...

Chapel in Baeza

Convento de San Francisco

This 16th-century monastery suffered grievously from an earthquake and Napoleonic sacking in the early 19th century. The main point of interest is the roofless Capilla de Benavides at the northeast end of its...

Church in Baeza

Iglesia de Santa Cruz

This 13th-century church was one of the first to be built in Andalucía after the Reconquista. With its impressive round-arched western and southern portals, it's a very rare example of Romanesque architecture in...

Historic Building in Baeza

Antigua Universidad

Baeza’s historic university was founded in 1538. It became a font of progressive ideas that generally conflicted with Baeza’s conservative dominant families, often causing scuffles between the highbrows and the...

Historic Building in Baeza

Seminario de San Felipe Neri

Plaza de Santa María is the most characteristic of Baeza's squares and was designed to be a focus of religious and civic life. On its north side stands the 17th-century Seminario de San Felipe Neri, a former...

Gate in Baeza

Puerta de Jaén

The Puerta de Jaén on the west side of Plaza del Pópulo was originally one of the city gates of Muslim Bayyasa, though its present form dates from a 1526 reconstruction. Joined to it is the Arco de Villalar,...

Historic Building in Baeza

Ayuntamiento

The Ayuntamiento, a block north of the Paseo de la Constitución, has a particularly marvellous plateresque facade. The four finely carved balcony portals on the upper storey are separated by the coats of arms of...

Fountain in Baeza

Fuente de los Leones

Plaza del Pópulo is also known as Plaza de los Leones after the Fuente de los Leones at its centre. The fountain is made of carvings from the Ibero-Roman village of Cástulo and is topped by a statue reputed to...

Andalucian in Baeza

La Góndola

A reasonable bet under the Paseo de la Constitución arches, with cheerful service and typical Jaén dishes from lamb chops to partridge pâté and various revueltos (scrambled-egg dishes). Vegetarians should try the...

Tower in Baeza

Torre de los Aliatares

The lonely Torre de los Aliatares is one of the few remnants of Muslim Bayyasa, having miraculously survived not only the Reconquista but also Isabel la Católica’s 1476 order to demolish the town’s...

Gate in Baeza

Arco de Villalar

Joined to the Puerta de Jaén on the west side of Plaza del Pópulo, the Arco de Villalar was erected by Carlos I in 1526 to commemorate the crushing of a serious insurrection in Castilla that had threatened to...