The city is located at 844 meters above sea level and has 20.644 inhabitants (2014). The cultural heritage of Baza is remarkable, as it benefits of its geographically strategic position of busy crossroads throughout the history by different civilizations. During Roman times the first major road built in Spain , the Via Herculean, was linking Antequera with Cartagena and passing Baza.

 

Baza comes from the name the Romans gave to the city, Basti, by which it was known in the Iberian period also when it was the capital of the ancient region called "Bastetania" or "Bastitania". In the Visigoth Hispania it was the bishop seat of the Catholic church, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Toledo which included the ancient Roman province of Carthaginense.

The Arabs transformed the name medina Bastha or Batza written as Abd-el-Aziz..

Festivities in Baza


  • Fiesta del Cascamorras; one of the most popular and well know festivals in Andalucia is celebrated from the 6th till the 15th of September;
  • Santa Bárbara is celebrated in honor of the patrona of the city on the 3rd of December;
  • Fiesta del Bastetano Ausente is celebrated in the month of August in memory of those who have emigrated .
Natural Park Sierra de Baza
Natural Park Sierra de Baza
The main square of Baza
The main square of Baza

Points of Interest in Baza


 

  • Alcazaba: Fortress that was built in the 18th century;
  • Centro de Interpretación de Yacimientos Arqueológicos (archeological information center);
  • Archeological remains: "Ciudad de Basti";
  • "Museo Arqueológico (La Alhóndiga)" Archelogical museum; Antiguas Carnicerías (1568) (old slaughter house);
  • Antiguo Convento de Santa Isabel (S. XVI-XVIII);
  • Districts: "Barrio de San Juan", "Barrio e Iglesia de Santiago" (1505 Arrabal de Marzuela);
  • Moorish architecture; Casas mudéjares del siglo XVI situadas en el arrabal de Algedid, Barrio de la Morería;
  • Arabic baths: Baños Árabes de la Marzuela (13th century): this is one of the most complete bathroom of Spain;
  • Chapel: "Ermita de Santa Rita" (16th century chapel);
  • Fuente de los Caños Dorados (Monumental brewing fountain built in 1607);
  • Churches: "Iglesia de la Merced"  (church S. XVI), Iglesia de los Dolores (18th Century), Iglesia de San Juan (1568), Iglesia de Santiago (16th century), Colegiata de Ntra. Sra. Santa María de la Encarnación (1531);
  • Convent: "Convento Santo Domingo" (17th century);
  • Palace of the Enriquez (1506);
  • Palace of the Duke of the Infantry (1500);
  • Palace de los Marqueses de Cadimo (1678);
  • Plaza e Iglesia Mayor (church);
  • El Real Pósito (1762);
  • El Castillo de Benzalema: fortres situated close to the Reservoir "Embalse del Negratín";
  • Palace: La Granja (17th century) situated close to Reservoir "Embalse del Negratín";
  • El Cerro del Puntal: next to the baths of Zújar and right on the border between the towns of Baza and Zújar, is a prehistoric settlement consisting of caves;
  • Natural Park Sierra de Baza;
  • Guided Visit Winery Jabalcón.

Photo Gallery of Baza


Basic Information Baza


Baza (37°29′20″N 2°46′16″O)

Altitude: 844 meters

Population: 20.644 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 98 km

Distance to the beach: 109 km (Vera)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 231 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 112 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Baza

The Weather in Baza


Exclusive Holiday Accommodations in Baza


Baza (countryside) - Altiplano:  The four individual cave rooms are situated in a cave house, which is part of a cave complex. The cave house has a common living room and a sauna. There is a big swimming pool, Arabic baths, a cave.....

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 50,- a night, € 375,- a week 

from € 50,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano: The cave house has a living room with fireplace, an open kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a sun terrace. The complex has a tea room, a cave bar, a cave restaurant, Arabic baths and a swimming pool........

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 37,- a night, € 259,- a week

from € 37,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano: The cave house has a living room with fireplace, an open kitchen, a double bedroom, a bathroom and a sun terrace. The complex has a tea room, a cave restaurant, Arabic baths and a swimming pool.

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 37,- a night, € 259,- a week

from € 37,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano: The cave house has a living-dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, a bathroom and a sun terrace. The complex itself has a cave bar, a tea room, a cave restaurant, Arabic baths and a swimming pool......

Number of persons: 5 / Price: from € 52,- a night, € 364,- a week

from € 52,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano:  This cave is situated about 300m from the main complex and offers you maximum calm and tranquility. It has a living room with fireplace, a kitchen, two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bath.....

Number of persons: 5 / Price: from € 57,- a night, € 399,- a week

from € 57,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano:  The cave house has a living-dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, a bathroom and a sun terrace. The complex has a cave bar, a tea room, a cave restaurant, Arabic baths and a swimming pool......

Number of persons: 6/ Price: from € 79,- a night, € 553,- a week

from € 79,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano:  The cave house has a living-dining room, a living room, a kitchen, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sun terrace. The complex has a tea room, a cave bar/restaurant, Arabic baths and a pool......

Number of persons: 11 / Price: from € 109,- a nigth, € 763,- a week

from € 109,-



Baza (countryside) - Altiplano:  Very big farmhouse with a large living room with fireplace, a kitchen with fireplace, a second living room, 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Next to the house is a very big garden with a swimming pool......

Number of persons: 14 / Price: from € 350,- a night, € 2450,- a week

from € 350,-