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Activities in Baños de la Encina

The Castle of Burgalimar Guided Visit

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Very interesting visit Very friendly guide and with a lot of didactic information
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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.

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.

Timetable

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.

Please note

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the tour is only available in the morning.

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Price

Adults Children between 7 and 14 years old Children under the age of 7
Tour in English
US$ 3.20
US$ 1.60
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 3.20
  • Children between 7 and 14 years old

    US$ 1.60
  • Children under the age of 7

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

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.

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Duration

45 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

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.

Accessibility

Physical: Not wheelchair accessible. Show more

Visual: Has measures for visual accessibility. Provides signage for wayfinding and orientation.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.
US$ 3.20

Meeting point

Plaza de Santa María s/n (Puerta del Castillo)

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