Baeza, Spain

Baeza[n. 1] (Spanish pronunciation: [baˈeθa]) is a city and municipality of Spain belonging to the province of Jaén, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is part of the comarca of La Loma.

Baeza
The roofs of Baeza from church tower
Baeza
Baeza
Coordinates: 37°59′N 3°28′W
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceJaén
Government
  MayorLola Marín Torres (PSOE)
Area
  Total194.3 km2 (75.0 sq mi)
Elevation
769 m (2,523 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total15,902
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Baezanos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
23440
WebsiteOfficial website
Part ofRenaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference522rev-002
Inscription2003 (27th Session)
Area4.8 ha (12 acres)
Buffer zone176 ha (430 acres)

It is now principally famed for having some of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in Spain. Along with neighbouring Úbeda, it was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2003. The former Visigothic bishopric of Baeza remains a Latin Catholic titular see.