On our tour through the cobbled streets of this walled city, a World Heritage Site, you will be able to learn about the art, culture, monuments, legends and stories that its streets and buildings hide. We will know the places where Antonio Machado walked during his stay in Baeza and that served as inspiration for many of his poems as well as the corners that served as the setting for recording different films.
We will start in the Plaza de la Constitución, the only baroque square in the city of Baeza and we will learn about the origins of this city. We will see the Lower Town Hall, the old Farmhouse and the Alhóndiga and even the bar where Antonio Machado drank coffee daily.
We will pass under the Arco del Barbudo to see the Old University, current Institute of the Holy Trinity, inside which we will enter if it is open, to see the classroom in which Machado taught. We will see the Jabalquinto Palace, the Church of Santa Cruz, the only Romanesque building that is preserved in Baeza (these two interiors are free and if they are open they are included in the visit). We will visit the most emblematic square of Baeza, responsible for the recognition of the city as a World Heritage Site where the Holy Cathedral Church, the San Felipe de Neri Seminary, the High Town Halls and the Fountain of Santa María are located.
Do you know the legends that hide the stones of wishes and hell? We will find out!
We will go to the viewpoints on the Paseo de las Murallas, a place of inspiration for Antonio Machado for his poems and where you can see wonderful views of the "sea of olive trees", the Guadalquivir valley, the Sierras de Segura and Cazorla, and the park natural of Sierra Mágina.
We will finish the visit in the Plaza del Pópulo, known as the Plaza de los Leones in which we will see the Puerta de Jaén, the Arco de Villalar, the Old Butchers, Public Hearing, Notaries and a Fountain that comes from archaeological sites near Baeza and gives its name to the Plaza.