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Routes

Touristics

Historic quarter

Standing before the Museo de la Batalla de Bailén (Museum of the Battle of Bailén), this is the start of a journey into the heart

Religious architecture

To start this route, this time we start from calle Pablo Picasso, a street which is home to the town’s most modern temple, Iglesia de

Conscious Murals

Urban art and scientific communication come together with one common aim, to show the aesthetic, informative, cultural, patrimonial and tourist value of the town. Spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also an innovative way to share information that presents new languages around the town through the specific view of each of the projects’ artists about the main areas of science.

In the Nature

If what you are looking for is to enjoy nature and breathe some clean air, the Dehesa de Burguillos are the ideal surroundings for you. This meadow is located in the northern part of the municipality of Bailén at a distance of 5.5 kilometres from the town centre.

In the past, the Dehesa de Burguillos was used for livestock, but today it has become a recreation and leisure area, equipped with barbecues, water fountains, a visitor reception centre and hiking routes for fans of nature tourism. To understand how it has evolved over time, we take you back to its origins when the land, having been intended for communal use, was used for grazing oxen, where three aranzadas (a unit of land) per oxen yoke were given to each farm worker.

Towards the end of the 16th century, the “Dehesa de la villa” as it was then known, was used for raising money to pay for royal taxes. It did this by auctioning any surplus fodder, acorns or the leasing of the land for hunting. At this time it became “public property” and it remained as such by law for three centuries.
At the end of the 19th century, the benefits obtained from the Dehesa during approximately twenty years were used to pay a debt resulting from a loan to the village of Torreperogil in Jaen which the municipality had accrued.

After this, there were confiscations during the reign of Isabel II, but as a result of being the only meadow owned by the municipality for use as pasture for the 717 heads of cattle it owned, Bailén was allowed to keep it.

With the passing of time, the economy underwent diversification and the livestock sector suffered a downfall, bringing about a need to find different uses for the area.

Río Rumblar (River Rumblar)

One of the most attractive routes, the first part of the hike begins parallel to the contour lines. The water, which is the thread that

Tracing the Footsteps of the Battle.

A walk to discover the spots and landmarks of special relevance and distributed throughout the enormous field where the historic Battle of Bailén took place. Monuments and reminders that remain of that historic feat, in addition to a set of six monoliths that locate the main encounters and troops during the battle. On arrival at each of the landmarks, you will be able to obtain more information through an audiovisual resource that can be accessed using a QR code.