Free Tours Baeza
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Best Free Tours in Baeza
Baeza, in the Spanish southern province of Jaen, is one of the most surprising traveling destinations you can find in Andalusia. This laid-back town of over 16,000 inhabitants is home to the most stunning treasure trove of Italian Renaissance architecture in the country. This compact city is perfect to discover on foot with the help of an expert guide, who can take you to the most emblematic areas and explain the significance of every church, palace and statue. There are several Free Walking Tours in Baeza you can choose from according to your interests. Most first-time travelers in the region join the Essential Baeza City Tour to get an easy introduction to local history and landmarks, including a walk along the city walls to enjoy stunning views of the natural environment. Some Free Food Tours will offer tourists an introduction to the ‘liquid gold’ produced in the area: premium olive oil.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Baeza
Mass tourism has yet to discover the historical gems hidden between the cobbled streets of this wonderful town. Come and join Free Tours in Baeza to discover the highlights of a place that seems frozen in Renaissance times. You will also learn how the city prospered thanks to the patronage of two rival families: the Carvajales and the Benavides. Most travelers start their exploration at Populo Square, also known as Lions Square; it’s lined with beautiful historical manors and shops (including an historical butchery). The main building to see in Baeza is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, a building in Renaissance style with Herrerian influences. The Jabalquinto Palace, Santa Maria Square, San Felipe Neri Seminary are some other must-see landmarks. Baeza is located on a high point over the Guadalquivir Valley. So, walking along the old city walls, travelers will enjoy views over the valley and the majestic mountain ranges.
Things to Do in Baeza
Many travelers visit Baeza on a quick day trip from Ubeda or Jaen, but don't be fooled: this small town offers days of fun for lovers of culture, art and history. Tourists who want to feel transported back in time and soak up the ancient atmosphere should stay at least one weekend in one of the hotels located in stately mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries. Readers of literature and poetry will love exploring the Old University of Baeza, where the immortal poet Antonio Machado taught French from 1912. And many travelers will be happy to know that Baeza is also a foodie's paradise. Baeza's organic olive oil is one of the best in the world, which is why many spend a day visiting nearby cooperatives to learn about the production process and taste different varieties of oil. Baeza's bars and taverns are also known for their “free tapas” policy: each drink comes with a complimentary delicious “tapa”. Join Baeza Free Walking Tours to discover authentic Andalusian cuisine!