Visit the Castle of Burgalimar, the fortress of Baños de la Encina with this guided visit to Jaén. Without a doubt one of the most incredible locations in southern Spain.
What to expect?
Our tour will begin at Burgalimar Castle: the sturdy fortress of Umayyad origin that dominates a hill in the town of Baños de la Encina, in the province of Jaén.
During the guided tour of Burgalimar Castle, which lasts approximately 45 minutes, we'll enter the interior of this incredible slice of history and get a close-up view of its solid walled enclosure. While we observe its solid defensive perimeter we'll learn about the history of this bastion, which in the Andalusian period occupied a strategic location right at the beginning of the Guadalquivir valley. Muslims and Christians fought for control of this area of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages.
A few kilometres from the castle, in 1212, a key confrontation took place between the two sides: the Battle of Navas de Tolosa.
In addition to contemplating the walled battlements of the fortified complex, we'll also visit the Torre del Homenaje: an additional watchtower built after the Christian reconquest of this territory. We'lll end the guided tour by discovering other significant aspects of this amazing fortress.
When you make your reservation you can choose to take the guided tour in the morning or in the afternoon. In the afternoon tour you will be able to admire the sunset over the olive groves surrounding Baños de la Encina.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the tour is only available in the morning.
|Adults||Children between 7 and 14 years old||Children under the age of 7|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children between 7 and 14 years oldUS$ 1.60
Children under the age of 7Free
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Entrance to the Burgalimar Castle
English speaking guide
When to book?
You can book up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Plaza de Santa María s/n (Puerta del Castillo)