On 19 July 1808, the powerful Napoleonic army was defeated for the first time on open terrain in Bailén. In its six rooms, the visitor centre describes the events which led to the Peninsular War, the characteristics of both armies, the most important figures in the battle, the first skirmishes and the entry by the Napoleonic troops along the Rumblar bridge, the development of events, the consequences of the battle and other aspects. The building has an architectural structure which brings to mind the shape of a canon, the main artillery weapon employed in the battle.
At 10:00, reception of group on Paseo de las Palmeras.
From 10:00 to 11:30, guided visit of the Battle of Bailén visitor centre, where pupils will take part in a tour, learning about the characteristics and the most important details of the battle.
From 11:30 and 12:00, breakfast (food provided by pupils themselves) on Paseo de las Palmeras.
From 12:00 to 13:30, a walk along the route covered by the Spanish troops to the battlefield. A visit to the battlefield and the vegetable garden known as the Huerta del Sordo, where the early fighting took place.
Bailén City Council. Contact: Domingo Padilla. C/ Pérez Galdós, 19 (Bailén). Tel: +34 953678394. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org