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Santa María fountain and cathedral of Baeza
Santa María fountain and cathedral of Baeza

Baeza (anc. Beatia), a town of Andalusia, southern Spain, in the province of Jaén; in the Loma de Ubeda, a mountain range between the river Guadalquiver on the South and its tributary the Guadalimar on the North. Baeza contains population of 15,000. Baeza has a station 3 miles south west on the Linares-Almeria railway and bus transportation from Granada or Malaga. Its chief buildings are those of the university (founded in 1533, and replaced by a theological seminary), the cathedral and the Franciscan monastery. The Cordova and Ubeda gates, and the arch of Baeza, are among the remains of its old fortifications, which were of great strength. In the middle ages Baeza was a flourishing Moorish city, said to contain 50,000 inhabitants; but it was sacked in 1239 by Ferdinand III of Castile, who in 1248 transferred its bishopric to Jaen. A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Roman Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Motto: Dominator Hercules Fundator Andalucía por sí, para España y la humanidad (Andalusia for herself, for Spain, and for humanity) Capital Seville Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 2nd  87 268 km²  17,2% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 1st  7 478 432  17,9%  85,70... Jaén province Jaén is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. ... Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the community of Andalusia, Spain. ... Málaga, a port town in the province of Málaga in Andalusia, Southern Spain Malaga, a fortified wine originating in Málaga. ... Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Cordova can refer to: Philippines Cordova, Cebu Spain Córdoba, Spain United States Cordova, Alaska Cordova, South Carolina Cordova, Tennessee Cordova, Alabama Cordova, Illinois Cordova Street is a major thoroughfare in central Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Capilla del Salvador and Palacio del Deán Ortega Úbeda is a city in the province of Jaén in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, of about 36,000 inhabitants in 2003, located near a hill of the same name. ... The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus (the Iberian Peninsula including the present day Spain and Portugal) and the Maghreb, whose culture is often called Moorish. // Origins of the name The name derives from the old tribe of the Mauri and their kingdom, Mauretania. ... // Events Births June 17 - King Edward I of England (died 1307) December 17 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (died 1256) Peter III of Aragon (died 1285) John II, Duke of Brittany (died 1305) Ippen, Japanese monk (died 1289) Deaths March 3 - Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (born 1187) March... Ferdinand III, the Saint, (1198/1199 - May 30, 1252) was a king of Castile (1217 - 1252) and Leon (1230 - 1252). ... Events Louis IX of France departs on the Seventh Crusade for Egypt Kingdom of Castile captures city of Seville from Muslims Cologne cathedral: old cathedral burns down April 30; foundation stone to current cathedral laid August 15 Births Deaths January 4 - King Sancho II of Portugal, in exile in Toledo...

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BAEZA (369 words)
Baeza is a beautiful historical town set in the province of Jaén in Andalucía surrounded by Europe's largest olive tree plantation and near to one of Spain's most impressive national parks, El Parque Nacional de Cazorla.
What to Visit: Baeza, like many medieval Spanish cities, had a wall built all around, and the gates (Puertas) of Jaén, Úbeda and la Torre de los Aliatares are still standing today.
Confortel Baeza, built on the site of a sixteenth century convent and Hospedería Fuente Nueva used to be a prison for women.
Baeza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (509 words)
Baeza is a town of approximately 15,000 in Andalusia, Spain, in the province of Jaén, perched on a cliff in the Loma de Úbeda, a mountain range between the river Guadalquivir on the south and its tributary the Guadalimar on the north.
The Cordova and Úbeda gates, and the arch of Baeza, are among the remains of its Moorish fortifications.
Baeza was the birthplace of the sculptor and painter Gaspar Becarra.
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