Discover 3 artworks in Baños de la Encina

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During the visit we will discover three authentic works of art, which are part of the rich Historical Heritage that houses Baños de la Encina. They are the Castle of Bury al Hamma, then we will enter the Church of San Mateo, Gothic and Baroque revival intermingle inside, our walk takes us to contemplate the stately homes of the historic center of Baños. We will finish at the Hermitage of Jesús del Llano and its magnificent baroque dressing room.

What's Included

Guided visit

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Banos de la Encima Castle
The impressive silhouette of the castle of Bury al-Hamma dominates the rural landscape of the town of Baños de la Encina, flanked by a robust and crenellated wall with fourteen towers, plus a fifteenth or Christian Tower of Tribute, the castle has hardly suffered damage, constituting, therefore, the best preserved fortified complex of the Almohad era, while being one of the best preserved Muslim castles in all of Spain.

Already in the Copper Age (prehistory), the first vestiges of occupation of the site of the Castillo de Baños appear, in its interior, strong Iberian walls and a funerary mausoleum of a sacred character, give way to an Almohad urban complex (12th century), In addition to a double “water ark” or cistern.

The construction of the castle was as simple as it was durable, the walls rise from a tapial with a high proportion of lime, earth, Chinese river and water. 15 square towers form this colossus with a peculiar oval shape adapting its construction to the flush Cerro del Cueto.

After the excavations carried out, the Muslim presence from the emiral period can be verified, being the Castle, along with others nearby, rigid control of the Sierra Morena passages and the Guadiel depression during the 12th century.

It became definitely Castilian after the take in 1225 by Fernando III, adding the alcazarejo, wrapping and raising by stone one of the Arab towers, giving rise to the Tower of Homage or Fat Beacon. It was declared a National Monument in 1931.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Iglesia de San Mateo
Guided tour inside the Church of San Mateo, highlighting its bell tower of Gothic body, Renaissance door, inside a great altarpiece of Palma Burgos, highlighting especially the Tabernacle, the baptismal font and the pulpit.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ermita del Cristo del Llano
The Baroque dressing room, typical example of the baroque plasterwork
By a staircase of no more than 20 steps, we will access an anteroom with baroque touches, stucco, mirrors and a mocarabe dome that shows us the way to the door of the Camarín. We enter the dressing room, culmen of the 17th Andalusian baroque. Exotic birds, garlands, angels, cherubs, niches, but above all mirrors, which are being followed from height from the ground floor polygonal makes close in impressive mocarabe vault.

In the dressing room the stucco and the stipe (stake or trunk used) were used, a technique also used in the famous Tabernacle of the Cathedral of Granada and the occasional monument that we will tell you in situ.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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