Cathedral de Baeza
Cathedral de Baeza
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,888 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Not particularly attractive externally it is compensated for internally with a magnificent main altar, the side Golden Chapel and the domed ceiling. All very ornate. The 170 steps up the tower afforded views over the town. The views aren’t special though as the houses are so closely packed in in the old city it is mostly rooftops.
Written October 8, 2021
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Dr_John_Poyser_4952
Whissendine, UK129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
It's easy to get "cathedralled out" in Andalucia, but this is one of the best. The audio guide is excellent and interesting, and the interior of the central nave worth seeing. The trip up the tower is, however, something else. It's claustrophobic in places and you'll need a good head for heights on the open spiral stair. The view from the top is however very good and worth the climb. Views of Jaen in the distance as well as Sierra de Magina and Cazorla, surrounded by a veritable sea of olive trees.
Written October 20, 2013
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agusticassa
Girona, Spain1,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
wonderful cathedral, well preserved and restored with a very beautiful interior with religious relics of great value and a stately plaza.
Written December 2, 2018
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,860 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Every Cathedral in Spain has its own twist. Here is the Cathedral of Baeza. He won the competition for the longest Cathedral in Andalusia. Built on the site of a mosque, the Cathedral retains only the Foundation and three hidden arches from the Moors. The three-nave Gothic Cathedral began to be built in 1529, but it collapsed in 1567. The new Renaissance Cathedral was built by the architect Andres de Vandelvira. Naturally, there were no cathedrals in the Middle Ages whose construction period was less than the life of the architect. The cathedral was completed in 1593 under the direction of the fourth architect. However, by the standards of the time, it was fast. It is good that it was fast, because in the following centuries Baeza plunged into a protracted crisis and the Cathedral would not have been completed. In 1755, the Cathedral was damaged by an earthquake. What do you think it is? In Lisbon! Look at the map where Baeza is and where Lisbon is. The bell tower collapsed in the XIX century, so the current one is not original.The interior of the Cathedral is less severe than the exterior, although the main aesthetic load falls not on the nave, but naturally on the altar and on the chapels, the most striking of which is the Dorada Chapel. The cloister of the Cathedral is open. However, there is nothing extraordinary. Entrance to the Cathedral is paid. 4 euros. Cheap, but it's still not Seville, Toledo or Burgos.
Written December 10, 2020
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Bjorn C
Veghel, The Netherlands240 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
For me it was just an old church, not a cathedral like building... The church in my local town is more impressive... I'd skip Beaza on the next trip...
Written April 29, 2019
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pedro00
Kinross, UK358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Worth a visit. You get an audio guide. It is worth getting but probably too much detail for me! Climb tower for a great view. 166 steps and the staircase is very narrow.
Written November 3, 2018
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Baeza's main cathedral is definitely worth visiting. Be sure to use the audio guide to get in-depth history in the church and its many chapels and climb the 170 steps up the tower to get great views of the city.
Written June 2, 2018
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Tony S
Almeria, Spain117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
A must see when visiting Baeza, the cathedral stands on the Santa Maria Plaza along with most of the other historical monuments in this Unesco World Heritage site. You can spend as little or as long as you want wandering around the interior marvelling at the individual chapels within but you must climb the steps of the bell tower for views over the city. Be warned ....do not go up just before midday when the bells chime 12 or you will have them ringing in your ears for the rest of the day. The audio guide is well worth the extra 1 euro for a more detailed guided tour.
Written April 26, 2017
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Kenshare
Madrid Spain464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
With so many fabulous churches in Spain this does not justify the entrance fee unless you are a professional church visitor
Written December 14, 2015
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Axel G
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Some people may choose to skip Baeza and/or Ubeda on their tour through Andalucia. This would be a real mistake. Both cities are a definite must see. They are much quieter than any of the other tourist highlights in Andalucia but that in particular makes staying there so enjoyable. The cathedral in Baeza is very impressive and must not be missed.
Written September 3, 2015
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