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Baeza is a tiny, compact town with a permanently laid-back, Sunday afternoon atmosphere. At its heart are the Plaza Mayor, comprising two linked plazas: the Plaza de la Constitucíon at the southern end with a garden, and the smaller Plaza de España to the north - and paseo, flanked by cafés and very much the centre of life in Baeza.
Baeza has Roman origins but took shape during its Arabic occupation. Today, thanks to the work of architects such as Andrés de Vandelvira, Baeza is known for some of the best examples of Italian Renaissance architecture in Spain. In fact, Baeza appears much more like an Italian city than a Spanish one.