Baeza Cathedral

Baeza, Spain

The Former Cathedral of Baeza was the cathedral episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baeza, which has a Visigothic period, was suppressed after some time under Moorish rule and was shortly restored after the Reconquista under the Kingdom of Castile in the thirteenth century, but suppressed for good, never again to regain (co-)cathedral status.

The site, like the land, alternated between mosque and church during 12th and 13th centuries. The apse still maintains Gothic tracery, but in the 16th-century a major reconstruction by Andrés de Vandelvira in Renaissance-style created the present church. The construction of the cathedral finally ended in 1593, shortly after the death of Andrés de Vandelvira.

The church forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with other monuments in Baeza and in the nearby city of Úbeda.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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J. B. (14 months ago)
Ruben RCL (3 years ago)
It's OK but 6 euros per person is too expensive for what it is...
duckula (4 years ago)
Slot in a coin and the lights come on
Nick Bischofberger (7 years ago)
Nice small church! Must-See in Baeza
Andreas Schaller (7 years ago)
The city was a real surprise to me - worth a visit
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