On 16 July 1212, the Battle of Navas Tolosa changed the course of the history of Spain, following the clash between the Christian Kings and the Muslim Caliph of Al-Andalus. Located in Santa Elena, next to the Despeñaperros Natural Park, where people enter the province of Jaén from the north, it evokes that transcendental battle. The exhibition centre is located next to the battlefield, 500 metres from the Autovía de Andalucía motorway, and inside, the events are presented in an original and educational way and in great historic detail. Modern audiovisual clips, scenery, reproductions of weapons and attires enrich the content of the Centre.
At 10:00, arrival and information given by the staff of the centre about the activities.
From 10:00 to 11:00, entry and guided tour of the Exhibition Centre. This includes the educational booklet.
From 11:00 to 14:00, a walk along the path known as El Empedraillo, which goes across an old Roman road and through the Navas de Tolosa battlefield. Price: €65 for a maximum of 55 pupils.
From 14:00 to 14:30, a picnic (food provided by pupils themselves) in the Museum’s outdoor picnic area.
OPTIONAL FULL DAY
From 15:00 to 16:00, educational and participatory workshops. Options include:
- Medieval workshops on heraldry, helmets and crowns or capital letters. Price: €3/pupil.
- Workshops on peace where pupils reflect in groups about armed conflicts and a culture of peace. Price: €2/pupil.