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Baza is the largest municipality of Granada, known for its sulphurous waters and its Natural Park of Sierra de Baza with a fairly high average altitude.
With a Mediterranean continental climate, Baza is a perfect place to enjoy the sights and natural tours of its mountain ranges.
Although the name is given by the Romans, Baza was already inhabited in the Iberian period, then capital of Bastetania and known as Basti. After the Muslim conquest, the city was known as Medina Batza.
Baza is a town with great historical heritage located near the Natural Park of Sierra de Baza, with peaks reaching up to 2270 meters height.
Some of the places you can visit in Baza are:
- Baza Archaeological Museum located in the old Town Hall
- Interpretation Centre of archaeological sites
- Roman Iberian City Basti
- Alcazaba de Baza
- Arab baths
- Cave houses
A visit to Baza may include sampling it´s delicious cuisine: among the dishes from Baza we highlight:
- Gachas tortas
Do not forget to try the sausages and Serrano ham of Baza which have a high quality and the unique taste of the highlands.
How to get to Baza from Malaga
The road route from Malaga to Baza is on the A-92 towards Granada. Passing by Loja, Granada and Guadix, bordering the Natural Park of Sierra de Baza you´ll get to the town in just over 2 hours.
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