Built in the sixteenth century under the supervision of Andrés de Vandelvira, this cathedral was erected on the site of the former Main Mosque dating from the Islamic period. Dedicated to the Nativity of Mary, the cathedral holds important altarpieces and works of art from the Renaissance period and Jaén Baroque.
Dedicated to the Nativity of Mary, Baeza Cathedral was erected over the site of the city's main mosque, and consecrated during the reign of King Saint Ferdinand III.
Like the Cathedrals of Granada and Málaga, it is an example of the Renaissance style, with large pilasters and Corinthian order columns with entablature. The reconstruction of the Cathedral was designed by Andrés de Vandelvira.
It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, as it is part of the historical ensemble of Úbeda and Baeza.