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The Baeza Palace, free visit.

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Guillermo
Quality Verified Registered on March 03, 2023

Here William! How are you? They ask me to write a short biography about myself, but the truth is, I don't know what to say in these cases. If I opt for the more academic version, I would have to say that I am a historian, writer and Official Guide of the Junta de Andalucía. But if I go for the more personal side, it would suffice to say that I am nice, with a good sense of humor, and capable of arousing interest in the smallest thing. Which one do you stay with? hehehe Now being serious, I'm glad you decided to come and visit Baeza, my hometown. The heritage it has is such that everyone is stunned when they walk through its streets, and behind a stately building, made of sandstone blocks, there is another one, and another, and another. Come and walk through its streets, be captivated by the beauty of its stone alleys, its palaces, its churches. Here I wait for you with a smile on my face and open arms. I am looking forward to meeting you, and that you leave with the best of impressions. Maybe I'll get it... :)

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Tour description

Baeza, known as the Royal Nest of the Hawks, has always been, since the Middle Ages, an orchard of noble houses, and therefore the epicenter of the most deeply rooted families who came to repopulate the Sacred Kingdom for the subsequent Reconquest of the rest of Andalusia. Proof of this is the impressive itinerary of palaces, ancestral residences and manor houses that still resist the passage of time and the push of the most modern architectural styles.

On this free walking tour, we will get out of the center for a while from the busy historic district, to visit the San Pablo neighborhood and the countless mansions that are located there.

The meeting point will be the Palace of Justice, the House of Corregidores and the old prison (popularly known as La Perrera), from the 16th century. From there, we will detour to Calle Concepción, with the church and the old hospital of La Purísima Concepción , and cross that street full of ancestral houses. There's the Casino Viejão , where Federico García Lorca and Antonio Machado met and had a very entertaining literary evening.

We will continue to San Pablo Street , crossing the Escalante Palace and also viewing the Tafur Palace.

Once in San Pablo, we will see the Sánchez Valenzuela Palace, the Salcedo Palace, the Casa Cabrera, the Casa Acuña , as well as countless ancestral houses and the church of San Pablo itself (front and exterior).
Further down, we will meet the Torre de los Aliatares (of Almohad origin), and Calle de las Barreras , with other Palaces such as the Garrido Palace.

We will take Calle Compañía, to see the Colegio de Santiago, of the Society of Jesus, and the Cuartel de Sementales.

We will continue for a few meters to reach the Plaza de la Santa Cruz, with the Jabalquinto Palace, the Ponce de León Palace and the church of Santa Cruz itself (we will enter Jabalquinto and Santa Cruz whenever they are open).

In Conde Romanones street we will visit the Old University (entering if the door was open) and we will continue along this street to see the Casa de los Fontecilla, the Casa de los Galeote and other 19th and 20th century mansions.

An obligatory stop is the Plaza del Pópulo , with the Old Butchers, the Audiences and Notaries, the Fountain of the Lions and the Puerta de la Azacaya and the Arco de Villalar. A beautiful Renaissance ensemble that will make you gasp in amazement (profile photo for social networks protected).

Along the Cuesta de San Gil, we will visit the Casa de las Cadenas (of the Escavias de Carvajal, patrons of the church of San Gil), to finally arrive at the Plaza de Santa María, the most beautiful square in the whole city, where they combine noble power ( Palace of the Cabrera Gil y Baile family), ecclesiastical power (cathedral and seminary) and civil power (Fuente de Santa María and high town halls, former palace of the Gil y Baile family). Finally, we will make a detour through the alleys, where we will see the Rubín de Ceballos Palace and end the tour in the Plaza de Santa María.

Two hours of the most famous architectural beauty, which I will gladly show you. This is my hometown, I've lived here all my life and no one like a farmer can show you the charm of the town he grew up in. :)

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. San Francisco, 10, 23440 Baeza, J...
    Pl. San Francisco, 10, 23440 Baeza, Jaén, Spain
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    En las Ruinas de San Francisco, al lado del Restaurante Vandelvira. Llevo sudadera, gafas y una sonrisa en la cara! :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Convent of San Francisco
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sanchez Valenzuela Palace
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hotel Cetina Palacio de Los Salcedo
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Jabalquinto Palace
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Rubin de Ceballos Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Church of the Holy Cross
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Santa Maria Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Lions Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Leandro 24 May 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Ha sido muy grato conocer la ciudad a este guía tan formado y ameno
Prieto 06 May 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Disfrutamos del tour por Baeza mi marido y yo con Guille como guía, ya que por el mal tiempo no se presentó nadie más. Aún así, no suspendió el tour y disfrutamos de Baeza y sus explicaciones. Un profesional como la copa de un pino. Sólo podemos darle las gracias .
Paula 05 Apr 2024
Valencia

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Guillermo ha sido un guía fantástico y muy buen comunicador, capaz de transmitir muchos conocimientos de forma amena y entretenida. Muy recomendable.
Maria 23 Mar 2024
Málaga

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Encantador, muy didáctico y simpático
Ana moinelo 16 Mar 2024
Valencia

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy buena experiencia, Guillermo fue puntual y con una explicación de baeza muy amena y entretenida.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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