Torreparedones Archaeological Park
The main historical inhabited enclave in Baena’s rural setting is the town known as Torreparedones. It was first Iberian and Roman, it then became a military enclave during the Medieval period and was rediscovered in recent excavations. It was inhabited for at least 3500 years, from the Copper Age until the Low Middles Ages. Torreparedones reached its height during Iberian and Roman times. It’s powerful wall, reinforced with towers, surrounding a 10.5-Ha space was already present from the 6th century BC. The site was known since the Early Modern Period given the remarkable remains that appeared. Many scholars mentioned it as an important site “during Roman times” or in reference to the controversial martyrs, Saints Nunil and Alodia. The chance finding of “Pompey’s Mausoleum” in 1833 was a milestone in the site’s history, as it gained the attention of many Spanish and foreign researchers. It was a monumental tomb that contained incinerated remains of more than 12 family members, with their names engraved on stone urns. Torreparedones reached its height during the Iberian and Roman era when it achieved colony or town status. The most outstanding findings correspond to this era. One of the most important settlements to date is […]
Ctra. A- 325, km 18, Torreparedones, baena
La Asunción former convent
The convent’s construction started in 1649 in a place known as the Cruz de Berral, a street that linked the calle Luna with calle Aguilar. Francisco Gil de Melgar, a local man from Puente Genil, a canon of Seville’s cathedral church
C/ Aguilar,1, puente-genil
Iglesia de Termens (church)
The Mausoleum commisioned by The Countess of Termens from the famous sculptor Mariano Benlliure was originally built in the local cementery. Later, in 1931 was moved to its current position, in the chapel that bears her name. Reservations by phone: 957 520 510
C/ San Juan de Dios, 16,Cabra
La Trinidad (Espacio Enogastronómico)
En el emplazamiento de la antigua iglesia y convento de la Trinidad, fundada en 1475, se ha reconstruido un edificio de usos múltiples que respeta la tipología del espacio existente destinado a ser un centro expositivo y gastronómico. En los jardines de entrada por la placeta de Carmen Juan Lovera se conservan restos de la maqbara, antiguo cementerio musulmán.
C/ Placeta Santísima Trinidad,Alcalá la Real
Convento de Santa Catalina
S.XVI-XVII. Actualmente no ejerce culto. Cerrado al público. El convento de dominicas de Santa Catalina Mártir, tuvo su fundación el día 8 de Mayo de 1558 a petición de Don Juan Téllez Girón el cual muere al día siguiente. Su iglesia se construyó durante el siglo XVII, aunque la estructura fue transformada en el siglo XVIII. La sacristía de la iglesia, se encuentra frente a la puerta de la entrada y aparece revestida por un zócalo de azulejos del siglo XVIII, del mismo tipo que los del monasterio de la Encarnación, presentando escenas de montería y tauromaquia.
Ntra. Sra. de la Aurora Church
This church was originally the 15th century San Nicasio chapel. It was built on an ancient mosque following the Christian reconquest and was renovated in the 18th century by Juan de Dios Santaella. It has a rectangular floor plan and on its interior, it is difficult to find free space given its profound Baroque décor. As a tradition, the La Aurora brotherhood tours the town every Saturday singing traditional folk songs.
C/ Carrera de Álvarez,Priego de Córdoba
18th century construction. Town’s granary, court, recruitment centre, former hospital and current retirement home and tourist information centre. Only the patio is open to the public. This space has had a long and eventful life. At the start of the 16th century, it was a brothel and tavern. In 1608, the brothel moved to the outskirts of the town and it became a theatrical courtyard. When theatrical performances were prohibited in 1731, the local government acquired the property to build the Pósito granary. After being a granary, courts, military recruitment centre and a hospital, a retirement home is currently housed there. However, its initial purpose was to be a granary. As the façade’s console states, the building was concluded in 1779.
Plaza de Toros (bullring)
It was opened on 13 May 1904 and was built using ashlar from Osuna’s quarries. It is open to the public when there is a bullfight. It was opened on 13 May 1904 to hold bullfighting events, which were previously held in the town’s squares. Its architecture follows the design that was typical for that time: an arena, barrier and a space between the inner and outer barriers. It is supported by two concentric walls made of sandstone from the quarries and separated into eight sections, each with their own entrance. Halfway around the ring, in front of the bullpen, there is a vaulted and earthy tunnel reminiscent of the oval entrails of Italica’s amphitheatre. The arena, a circle of almost forty-eight metres in diameter, is one of the widest in Spain. The stands can seat 6500 people.
plaza de toros, Osuna
Iglesia de La Consolación (church)
This church is also known as Santa María la Mayor church, as it was the new site of the Fortaleza de la Mota’s abbey church, becoming the town’s main church following its desacralisation and destruction. The friars of the third Franciscan Order were accommodated in this church at the start of the 16th century, but this church’s constructive process was long and full of modifications, stretching out until the end of the 18th century. The Virgen de las Mercedes, the town’s patron, is found in this church.
Glorieta Compás de Consolación, alcala la real
Plaza de Abastos (market)
The market was built on the site of the former Santa Catalina convent, a 16th century construction that was knocked down in 1844 after having been abandoned following the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizabal of 1835.
C/ Domínguez de la Haza, Carmona