Bailén witness the first defeat of the armies of Napoleon in his European campaign. This battle demonstrated that the French troops were not invincible and the people of Belén continue to commemorate it in July with various civic and military events, which have been declared of Tourist Interest.
Throughout the city you will find numerous pottery shops where clay has been worked from very ancient times and you can take a piece or two with you as a souvenir.
You also should not miss the pilgrimage to Zocueca. Every fifth of august, the image of the patron saint is transferred from its hermitage to the parish church of La encarnación a beautiful Gothic-Mudejar style church which has been declared a national monument .