© Diputación Provincial de Jaén
The old University of Baeza
The 'alumbrados' of Baeza.
Baeza had a university before Úbeda and the city of Jaén.
The building is from the late 16th century. The most significant part of the building is the courtyard.Antonio Machado was a professor here. The Blessed John of Ávila was a 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 strain of mysticism among its students, who were known as “alumbrados”, and subsequently investigated by the Spanish Inquisition. The leading professors received prison sentences.
- Construction: University
- Artistic period: Renaissance
- Historic period: 16th century
From Monday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Closing days: Monday
Visits: Machado's classroom and the University auditorium.
- Admission free