LAND OF OLIVE GROVES
Baeza’s countryside has a long-standing tradition of olive growing. Records show that olive trees have been grown on this land for more than 2,000 years.
Olive grove production is currently one of Jaén’s main economic activities, with more than 63,000,000 olive trees across the province, forming one of the largest green areas in Andalucía. This cultivation is considered one of the most important in Europe for conserving the biosphere.
We can enjoy this special landscape in Baeza, a World Heritage Site, from the Cerro del Alcázar, a fortress demolished by order of Queen Isabella I of Castile. The olive mill is named after this fortress in honour of the city’s historic past and its patron saint.