Battle of Bailén.


Bailén boasts a modern museum dedicated to the famous battle that was fought nearby. Travellers who visit the town will learn more about a key event in Spain’s contemporary history. On 19 July 1808, Spanish troops led by General Castaños defeated the French. The defeat was a hard blow to Napoleon’s ambitious plans and a victory that compromised the invincibility of the French army.

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Location and Access

Museum of the Battle of Bailén.
C/ Pérez Galdós, 19, Bailén 23710 (Jaén).

  • Latitude:  38.094817
  • Longitude:  -3.779292
Visiting Times
  • Winter (October-May): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30.
  •  Summer (June-September): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 18:30 to 22:00.