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AND125

AND125 - Baeza (Andalusia)

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  • Location: Baeza (Andalusia)
  • Classification: Central Hotel
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  • Capacity: 34 double rooms- 3 doubles with sitting area- 1 suite- 6 single rooms
  • Distances: Jaen 33 miles, Granada 82 miles, Madrid 202 miles
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Description

The hotel is in the centre of Baeza, just a few steps from the cathedral. Baeza has been declared a Patrimonio de la Humanidad town, and is a wonderfully historic town full of plazas, palaces, monuments and labyrinthe of small interesting streets. Only 9 kilometres from Ubeda, a beautiful and historically rival town. 

The building housing the hotel was originally a Palace from the 17th century. The Palace has been skilfully renovated and transformed into a small hotel, complete with air conditioning and all modern amenities. The hotel has forty four double rooms and suites in three different buildings around a courtyard. Each room has a different and unique personality, and all with complete bathrooms.

The hotel has wi-fi capability. Attention has been paid to the smallest detail. There is a delightful restaurant and bar, and the hotel has its own outdoor swimming pool and spa facilities (extra charge for spa usage). There is also limited parking available at the back of the hotel (for fifteen cars) but public parking is also available nearby. You need to book parking at the same time as making your reservation.

 

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  1. Baeza
  2. Ubeda
  3. Jaen
  4. Cazorla

Baeza,  in the province of Jaen, stands on a little promontory, dominating a landscape of olive trees, in the centre of the county of La Loma. This town which has been declared a historic-artistic site, has an incredible legacy from the Renaissance, where carved stone contrasts with whitewashed houses. Set on the Andalusian Renaissance Route and the Nazarite Route, it is a wonderful place for touring the whole region and tasting its pure olive oil, focus of the Mediterranean diet.
 
 In the Cathedral you will find one of the city's most precious jewels. Built on the site of a mosque, the present Renaissance building of Santa María preserves Gothic elements like the Puerta de la Luna (13th C.), and Mudejar ones, like the pointed horseshoe arches in the chapels. You can see this combination of styles in its robust cloister. Adjoining the Cathedral are the High Chapter Houses and, opposite them, the fountain of Santa María, whose construction was ordered during the reign of Philip II.
Another monumental site is the one formed by the Jabalquinto Palace and the Seminary of San Felipe Neri. The palace has profuse Isabelline decoration on its façade, while in the cloister you can admire the transition from Renaissance to Baroque. It is worth visiting the Function Room, where the Romanesque capitals of the old church of San Juan are preserved.

A visit not to be missed is to the Antonio Machado Site of the International University of Andalusía, housed in the former university. This 16th century building was also the Education Institute where the distinguished poet, Antonio Machado, gave French classes for many years. Before stopping at the Posito and the Alhóndiga - the grain store and former corn exchange building (16th C.), you should visit the church of Santa Cruz, one of the exceptional examples of Romanesque architecture preserved in Andalusía.
Among many aristocratic houses and small palaces is the Plaza del Populo, a site made up of the Casa del Populo (Civil Courts and Public Court Office), the Los Leones fountain, the old Butcher's, the Jaén Gate and the Villalar Arch. It is one of Baeza's most charming corners where, beside noble buildings, parts of the old walls and their gate remain.

In the Plaza de Candido Elorza is another group of historic monuments, both religious and civil. The Palaces of Elorza, Cerón and the Counts of Garcies and the houses of the Cabrera and Acuña families tell us of the many noble and aristocratic families in Baeza in the 17th century. To this is added the elegant shape of the church of San Pablo, situated nearby.

Local cuisine
 
The olive trees that surround it, game from the nearby Sierra de Cazorla, an exceptional range of wild mushrooms in season, meat from the local lambs and kids and some well cared for restaurants enable you to discover that the Jaen countryside offers a very tasty, authentic and high-quality cuisine.

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