Contact details

Calle Beato Juan de Ávila s/n
Baeza, Jaén  (Andalusia)
http://turismo.baeza.net

Location

Jaén

Description

The "enlightened" of Baeza.

Baeza had a university before Úbeda and the city of Jaén.

This monument dates from the late 16th century. The most important part of the building is its courtyard. Antonio Machado gave classes in its lecture rooms. Moreover, Saint John of Ávila was its rector. It was founded by the chaplain Dr. Rodrigo López, a relative of Pope Paul III. The parochial nature of the Old University of Baeza led to a form of mysticism among the students, who came to be known as “alumbrados”, or “the illuminated”, and which obliged the Inquisition to intervene in the matter. Some of its most distinguished professors were sent to jail.

  • Construction: University
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 16th century

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • Closing days: Monday

Prices

  • Admission free

Map



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